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independent scholar
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women warriors, comparative history, women's history, military history,
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About Me

Author, speaker and historian, Pamela D. Toler translates history for a popular audience, going beyond the familiar boundaries of American history to tell stories from other parts of the world as well as history from the other side of the battlefield, the gender line, or the color bar.

Toler took the twenty-year plan for getting a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, in part because she kept wandering down fascinating by-ways. Officially her degree is in South Asian history, with strong sub-fields in European imperialism and Islam.  She feels strongly that the West in general and Americans in particular need to know more about the history of other parts of the world.

Recent Publications

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History. (Beacon Press. Scheduled for publication in February 2019)

Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War (Little Brown.  2016)

Media Coverage
An Author's Voice:
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Military, Women