Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
In the manuscript, Stewart thundered, “WE CLAIM OUR RIGHTS”, she prophesied to ominous white America: “Dark and dismal is the cloud that hangs over thee, for thy cruel wrongs and injuries to the fallen sons of Africa. The blood of her murdered ones cries to heaven for vengeance against thee.” This was her call for African Americans to stand up for their rights. Stewart was different from a lot of abolitionists during her time because of the role she established for black women. She believed that it was the women who could establish the “sure foundation” in this movement. Unlike what many believed at the time of the duties reserved for black women, which was the responsibilities of the home, Stewart upheld those beliefs and served as a standard of moral rectitude exemplary to man.
Richard, Busy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort (New York: Fordham University Press, 2003). This book can be best described as showing the influence female nurses had in the Civil War. It is noted that the bond the female nurses made with the male soldiers helped them on their way to recovery. The familial atmosphere that the nurses provided gave the soldiers a boost in mental and physical health. The book really shows how the compassion of the nurses went a long way.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton also played an important role in women’s rights. Elizabeth was born November 12th, 1815. Her father was a judge and lawyer, and after she returned from the Troy Female Seminary in New York in 1833, she spent time in his office and watched how he dealt with cases. Seeing women suffrage and discrimination, she wanted to change laws. She became involved with the antislavery movement.
Elizabeth Blackwell also continued to fight for the admission of women to medical schools. In the 1860s she organized a unit of female field doctors during the Civil War were slavery and secession was fought over. She trained many women to be nurses and sent them to the Union Army. Fortunately, many women wanted to receive training at this time. Around this time Blackwell also adopted a daughter, Katherine Barry, who she called Kitty.
In 1860, significant gains in nursing was made; the Nightingale Training school was opened, which was attached to St. Thomas hospital. Her training school attracted so much attention and interest that a year later the “School of Midwifery Nursing at King’s College Hospital was opened” (“Florence Nightingale” The School Run). Starting in 1868, for the next twenty-two years, Nightingale was on a mission to ensure that nursing would become a popular profession, and that it would gain the people’s respect as acceptable for women. She did so by opening the following Nursing locations: The East London Nursing Society, the Workhouse Nursing Association and National Society for Providing Trained Nurses for the Poor and the Queen 's Jubilee Nursing Institute (“Florence Nightingale” The School Run). In 1883, Florence Nightingale was awarded the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria as a symbol of gratitude for the impact Nightingale had made on healthcare.
Born into the slavery world tubman ranway and made thirteen missions to rescue about seventy enslaved families and friend using safe houses which were known as the underground railroad. In 1849 Harriet Tubman ran away from Philadelphia then hurried to Maryland to rescue her family. Her actions made slave owners anxious and angry so they posted rewards for her capture. When the civil war had began she worked for the union army being a cook, a nurse, and as an armed scout. She was active while doing her jobs until her sickness overtook her and she had to go to a place where they put elderly African Americans that she established earlier.
Her love for writing continued throughout school, but later stopped to focus on her schooling to become a psychiatric social worker. Patricia worked as a psychiatric social worker for 36 years and was married to her job. When Patricia retired, she began writing poems again, and specifically focusing on poems about life because she wants to be inspirational to others. In "The True Meaning of Life", Fleming
The movie Testament of Youth is narrated by Vera Brittain, a young British woman with hopes of attending Oxford and becoming a writer. She is 21 years old at the start of the war and tells the story both from home and serving as a war nurse in France. She was deeply affected by the war because she had a brother, a fiance, and other friends who enlisted to serve. The story being told from her view significantly affects the interpretation and description of events. The personal account of the tragedy and loss of Vera’s loved ones allows the audience to better sympathize and feel closer to the narrator's situation.
She was soon transported to another hospital, Sheltering Arms. She was scared and did not want to leave Mr. Bevis. However, once she transferred she made not only new friends but girls who were as close as sisters. All girls were between the ages of 12 and 14. Over the next approximately 6 months, Peg made an amazing recovery and though she was the last of the 4 other girls to get to Sheltering Arms she was the first to be discharged to go home.
One of them was being that Tubman had to go through brain surgery, in order to correct some injuries from previous years. At an old age, she was also admitted into a rest home named after her. At the end of Harriet Tubman’s life, her health decreased. Tubman died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913, at the age of 88-93. She was buried with full military honors, in Auburn, New York.
“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.
The reason why I chose to go to school for Nursing is because of my mother, Charlotte Anthony. My mother is paralyzed from waist down. I have been helping her since I was nine years old. I have helped her bathe, get dressed, and get in and out of the bed. My experience with her has taught me a lot.
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. According to Faust, Florence Nightingale influenced both Northern and Southern women decision to join nursing during the Civil War (pg 92). Florence Nightingale led a team of nurses, which improved the unsanitary conditions at a British military hospital, during the Crimean War.