Some gained a sense of duty and wanted to help out in the war. These efforts greatly aided in the Union’s favor of the war. Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton, the founder of American Red Cross and a famous women figure in American history, aided the Union army in the Civil War and transformed the way the medical practitioners treat patients to what it is now today. Clara Barton was born in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1821. In 1861, Barton volunteered at the Washington Infirmary to nurse the wounded Union soldiers.
Mary Ann was just a wife of a soldier working as a nurse during the Civil war. Her life was quite different from the rest and definitely deserves recognition for what she has accomplished in her lifetime. Mary started out as a housewife, like most wives back then, in Gettysburg, PA. During the Civil War, she became a nurse near a campground in Gettysburg, as her husband was fighting for the union. She was doing regular nurse things, healing the injured, and saving the critically wounded. During her practices in nursing, a trauma was called in.
Furthermore, many women, especially in the North, filled roles as teachers and office workers. Women from both the North and South also became nurses during the war. Their goal was to help those who were injured to have a faster recovery from their injuries. Female nurses did also perform tasks such as cooking food and doing the laundry. In my opinion, the role of women greatly increased when the Civil War broke out.
The South was less than prepared for casualties as well as the wounded at the Civil War commencement. In response to the lack of preparation, southern women began organizing groups and associations such as the Ladies’ Soldiers’ Relief Society as well as the Association for the Relief of Maimed Soldiers. There were also women that began to establish private hospitals within donated
Not until 1892 women started sticking up for themselves with the help of Susan B. Anthony who started the women’s suffrage movement, who helped women fight for their rights and show that women can do anything that they put their minds to. When it came to the military women were nurses and only able to care for the
Carol Berkin’s book, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence, proclaims that the Revolutionary War was "the last great romance with war". It was more so a time of turbulence and disorder. The American Revolution did not discriminate against man or woman, class, race nor culture. The Revolution took a toll on the families during this time in history and it also made women important figures. Women were forced to take charge over their families and even on the battlefront.
Australian women in World War One (WWI) played a great role both behind the front lines as nurses and also on the home front, taking the place of many men who were at the war. Women at this time were split into four groups, 'Ordinary women ', 'working-class ', educated women ' and the 'married working-class ', all of which impacted the soldiers lives whether it be from house hold duties, to working as a nurse at the war. The Australian women involved themselves in WWI leaving a large impact on the soldiers lives. These women were very rarely recognised for their great contribution to war. The Australian women at the time of WWI were heavily involved in the workforce of Australia and tried their best to involve themselves in the war,
“There was to be the beginning of the battle, and there I should be needed first” (Harkins). Clara Barton, a feminist and a nurse, worked in the battle field and had a first hand experience of the tragedies of war. Barton first worked in a patent office and did work on missing soldiers. About a year after she began work in the field and gained knowledge and experience. During her time away she found the International Red Cross which sparked Clara to begin the American Red Cross.
From the early years of America till the time of the Civil War, women were commonly considered to be weak and meek. Before the American Civil War, women were also considered to be very dependent on men. Men were the ones who made the money and worked for a living. Women were often in the home and taking care of their family and their house. It was very surprising when a woman would try to become more independent such as Harriet Tubman, who left her husband in order to help free the slaves.
When the Civil War came, she help the Union army fight the war. First, she cooked for them and later became the first woman to help fight in the war. She freed 700 slaves by helping in the war. That what Harriet Tubman did she help people in
Anthony was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and started to work together during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Susan B. Anthony learned everything that Stanton could teach her about being an activist and abolitionist. Anthony attended her first convention in 1852 at Syracuse. “Anthony and Stanton believed the Republicans would reward women for their work in building support for the Thirteenth Amendment by giving them the vote. They were bitterly disappointed when this did not happen” The women created the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 and also published The Revolution in Rochester, which was a newspaper.
They fought for basic economic freedoms for women and even lobbied against Congress to include women in the provisions of the 14th and 15th Amendments. However, in 1861 the women’s rights movement had to take a back seat because America Civil War began. The Civil War ended around 1865. The women’s movement was in a good advantage point to attack some key issues, since they worked hard to support the war effort. As a result the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Equal Rights Association was founded.
Women at home and serving America This paper seeks to address where women contributed the most during WW2. Did women have a greater contribution to the war efforts through their work in factories, voluntary work or organization, or their service in the military/nursing? American women played an important role during the World War II, both at home and in uniforms. Not only did these women give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war efforts, they gave their time, energy, and some had even given their lives. Women’s involvement in the military was a massive contribution during the war, because it was the first time that women were allowed to join the military forces in roles besides nursing.
The Civil war brought large amounts of despair for people of both the North and the South. However, women during this time period were subject to a new sense of opportunity that would that would influence many to become leaders and take on important roles both on and off the battlefield. On the battle field many women were nurses and helped take care of soldiers who were wounded while others actually fought in the war disguised as men. Furthermore, women had important roles besides helping on the frontlines. Many took on new roles at home when the men in the family left to fight in the war.
Even though it was around the time of world war I she didn’t just stop at getting her degree, but continued to write to the government for funding and building well established nursing program for woman. With the collaboration of Birdie Dunn, they introduce the idea of State Nurses Association that lead to its opening in 1913. Because of her braveness and contribution to the community, she inspired so many people especially me to fight for what you believe in. At the time when founding the NCNA, it was difficult to have all race come together, so they had separate association going on at the time, the African American nurses who was led by Carrie Early and the other one who was led by Wyche’s. It was illegal for the both group to come together in public places as segregation was occurring.