The Civil War opened up the field of nursing to women, breaking down yet another barrier of the strict gender roles placed on women during the nineteenth century. Women from both the North and the South joined the Civil War as both nurses and “matrons”. The comparison of the way Faust presents Northern and Southern women in the book Mothers of Inventions, lends insight on the similarities and differences between Union and Confederate nurses.
In the mid nineteenth century, the women 's rights movement unified women on a number of issues that were considered fundamental rights. Women 's suffrage was one of the most controversial rights issue. The whole focus I will be talking about is “Which had a greater impact on women’s rights during WW2, the workplace or the military?” I will be covering two topics. What a woman 's role was in the workplace and how they were involved in the armed forces. Some may say that the world war 2 had not contributed to women 's rights, and others say it made a huge impact. But i 'm going to be talking about the positive impacts they have caused. I have found 2 sources that will help me support my research question. Source A is about Julia Catherine
In the essay I am going to tell you how African Americans were treated during WWI era. I am also going to state the differences between white males and black males and the ways others were treated compared to others. I am also going to state how African American females played an important role in WWI era.
Tom Brokaw statement from “The Greatest Generation”, he discuss numerous ways why this generation is the best giving examples of war effort, changes in women role and how they fix apart of America’s history. Brokaw uses the fighting in the South Pacific -Island Hopping- as an example of how they used different tactics to will WWII. The United States used Island hopping to get closer to Japan with out being detected. While doing so the U.S sent Japanese Americans inland away from the west coast to work in theses camps in order to keep America safe and not have another bombing like Pearl Harbor. Not only were men fighting the war but women were also helping the fight either from the bases or the home front. Some women like Nancy Wake fought
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.
Among the most important roles played by women was nursing (Perica 5). Most of the women during this time of war acted as nurses. Although the women nurses were not much utilized in the early days of the war, their role as nurses became more acknowledged in 1777. Most of the women who acted as nurses were initially camp followers. They comprised of mothers, the daughters, and wives of the soldiers. This group of women followed the soldiers, hence the name camp followers, for food and protection.
This essay is about how Women’s role has changed during World War II. Women were encouraged by the government to enlist in the Army as nurses or as workers since most men were overseas and this created new opportunities for women. In this essay we’ll discuss about three events, women’s participation in military services, salary increase and why nurses were permitted overseas.
In source A, we read about the enthusiasm that was women when thought of as independent. They strived at the thought of contributing to the war effort, country and society. In source B, we see a picture of strong women nursing the wounded, which plays a huge part to any war. For starters, without nurses, there would be no uninjured soldiers to defend our country. In front of them, we see 2 women. One woman is making a mockery of the other by making her seem stereotypical as a lady, and therefore useless when it comes to serious matter, the actual fighting. The irony of this is that she is also a woman. “Women faced strong opposition when they
At the time of the war, men were going off to fight and eventually began to get enlisted into the army. This meant that women had to step up. This war changed the ideal image of the common American woman. Before the war, women were supposed to be structured as known by Historians as, “The Cult of True Womanhood.” This was the
When looking into the action, there are many positions to it, there is not just 1 role that everybody takes. Roles such as soldier, medic, transporter all impacted this war so much, then many women's coming to join the force of the war, CGC articles wrote “They went as volunteers, so that meant that they would not be paid. They wanted to help out the troops the best they could, if they could not be in combat. Women had seen work in WWII as nurses, communications operators, and even service pilots. In the Vietnam War era, Women could become a part of the WAVEs (Navy), WASPs (Air Force), or WACs (Army)” (Vietnam women Veterans). Women developed into a big part of this war because of their labor and courage to help. There were many men as well performing their jobs, for example, going back to Berling, When asked about his position, Berling replied, “And they basically cut it right out of the jungle. I mean, where our harbor was, where the boats came in, that was all jungle at one time, and they had dredged all that out. So when I got there, they were still in the process of finishing that up. But my job was to make sure that the perimeter on the river was secured.” (Berling). This may seem like a very simple job, but any oversights could cost them the war or many lives and is very essential that these soldiers are always doing their jobs correctly because this impacts the war so much.
Due to the heroic inspiration from Florence Nightingale after the Crimean War, military nurses become a crucial part for the nation as she was a positive influence towards other women. Nurses started to become a popular profession for young individuals as well as middle and upper-class citizens. This duty requires bloodshed, labor, as well as emotional strength. She describes the gruesome injuries as “intertwined, so you could not tell whose arms and legs were whose” (79). Zakharova also mentions that this was very disturbing because the men were sitting in positions that made them look lively. She describes the front as, “a city of the dead” (79). This statement is key because it shows the importance of how this war has affected the whole community. Women sacrificed their service in the war, while leaving behind their own family. She explains that as a nurse, she has to care for other mother’s sons, while she also has her own kids at home to feed. Even though all women may not have been war combatants, many still experienced the devastation and trauma of the war. Most people would only think about the men when they remember World War I, however, women like Zakharovea, also played major
Spies, war nurses, and soldiers are what you’d expect to read in your favorite fictional stories. However, they actually existed in our own history. Furthermore, to the surprise of many, women were the ones called to fill these roles. Without their contributions during the American Revolution, many men would have starved, been killed in combat or from disease, or would have been captured by enemy camps. These women sacrificed themselves for the good of their country, whichever army that may be. Although thought to be unimportant and unintelligent, women taking part in the war may have been the most important “weapon” used by either army.
Women in the North were mainly focused on nursing ( Smith, 44). Being in nursing at this time meant they took care of the wounded, and reduced the spread of disease in Army camps. However, with the contribution of the Sanitary the health in the war got even better (Smith, 44). Since women were getting the health better they believed they had more reasons to fight for their rights.
While men were in battle, women filled the need for bodies in the hospitals. It is estimated that 3200 women served as nurses. They risked their lives leaving home to work in the cesspools of infection. They lived separately from the soldiers and only made $12 a month. While many women are nurses today, their service in the war began their integration into the work force over the next 100 years. But in medicine, women nurses soon became commonplace.
Before the Civil War, women were rarely involved in any part of the war, but during it, women started to help the war effort by becoming nurses, and now by joining the Army. Document 4 is a letter from a war doctor; in her letter, she writes, “my post the open field between the bullet and the hospital...I write letters home for wounded soldiers, not political addresses.” As women like Clara Barton become more willing to help in wartime, they get more opportunities to become involved; whether being a nurse or a disguised soldier. Another example of this willingness is shown in Document 7; it is a photo of Eleanor Roosevelt speaking with American soldiers in the Galapagos Islands. Not everyone needs to serve in order to help with the war. Women like Eleanor Roosevelt play a huge role by lifting the spirits of American soldiers. Although she is not serving, she is helping the war, just like many other women over time. Ultimately, one factor that led to the changing role of women was their willingness to help American soldiers; in the beginning of American wars, women were rarely involved in any aspect; but they later became nurses, soldiers, and friends of