New Book: The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S. Military, and the Press: 1846–1947, by Carolyn M. Edy

21 Jan 2017 11:17 PM | Dane Claussen

“This volume represents a terrific research undertaking. Carolyn M. Edy has done a thorough job of exploring the intersection of public policy and gender identity. Her work displays a sophisticated understanding of gendered discourse and the construction of the genre of woman war correspondent. This study makes a significant contribution to both women’s studies and the history of war correspondents in general, male as well as female. While highlighting the careers of notable women, this book also explores the careers of those whose work had previously been omitted from media history and places them within the context of the journalism of their times.”

—Maurine Beasley, University of Maryland, College Park, author of Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence

“Edy has broadened and deepened our understanding of women war correspondents. In so doing, she has expanded our appreciation of the scope and quality of their work and has corrected the many incomplete or incorrect conclusions of those who wrote the first drafts of history. These women served, and served well, their country and their profession, and it is good to have them restored to their proper place in history.”

—Michael S. Sweeney, Ohio University, author of The Military and the Press: An Uneasy Truce


This book demonstrates the ways in which the press and the military promoted and prevented women’s access to war, outlining the rich history of more than 250 women who worked as war correspondents up through World War II. It also reveals that the concepts of “woman war correspondent” and “war correspondent” helped and hindered the work of all war correspondents even as they challenged and ultimately expanded the public’s understanding of war and of women.


Carolyn M. Edy is assistant professor of journalism at Appalachian State University.

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Hardback: ISBN 978-1-4985-3927-2 Dec. 2016. 192 pages. Regular price: $80.00 / After discount: $56.00 eBook: ISBN 978-1-4985-3928-9 Regular price: $79.99 / After discount: $55.99

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