The people behind the scene who took care of the soldiers were as important to the people who were fighting in the front lines. The heritage minute clip on the Nursing Sister is effective, although it only highlights two nurses, in particular, Eleanor Thompson and Eden Pringle, the true meaning is to recognize the contributions of all the Canadian women who volunteered as nurses during the First World War. This paper will examine the purpose of the clip, how the event contributed to Canadian identity and accurate representation of Canadian history. Nursing Sisters video demonstrates a clear objective of what the meaning behind this particular heritage minute clip is. Prior to the 19th century, women becoming nurses was considered unacceptable,
 Willingly, Clara Barton helped distribute supplies like a peacemaker between France and Germany.  Since she had worked so courageously for the army, Clara Barton returned home in 1873 with an Iron Cross to represent her work.  Clara soon became well known.  She is now recognized as the Angle of the Battlefield because of her selfless service in the Civil War
When people think of the civil war they often think of the men who fought and gave their lives to support their cause. Often times people do not think of the women who put their lives on the line along side the soldiers. Women had played a very important role in the civil war. Many women were soldier, spies, nurses,cooks and etc. Women did anything and everything in their power to contribute to their causes.
Because this was the world where Edith Cavell lived. Edith Cavell was an everyday nurse who had a strong sense of altruism and a compassion for people. Edith Cavell stands as a hero because she saved many soldiers, she had an incredibly positive influence as head matron at the hospital she worked at, and her compassion pushed her to never turn any wounded soldier away, whether they were an Allied soldier or a German soldier. Edith Cavell proved she was a hero when she successfully saved multiple Allied soldiers, despite the fact that she was in serious danger because of this. When she was alive, Edith worked as a nurse in a medical institute in Brussels during the war with the Germans.
The primary sources we do have that were written by women are mostly poems or satire that were submitted anonymously newspapers. Primary sources written by women about their lives are hard to find because the war was a little over 200 years ago and things like letters or diaries are bound to have been lost, thrown out, or have deteriorated. Since primary sources were so difficult to find for this topic, Berkin mostly utilized secondary sources written by historians in the 1900s. Primary sources looking at women’s roles in war were written by men that at the time viewed women as too delicate to be involved in what was considered “men’s work”. For example, Berkin used sources by Benjamin Wadsworth and Samuel Chase to remind the reader that men of this time believed women should obey their husbands and take care of their
The symbolic icon of Rosie the Riveter contributed greatly to women joining the workforce in the United States during World War II, later becoming a symbol of female empowerment. Women were no longer considered the typical housewife; she was now the working wife as nearly one-fourth of married women worked outside the home (History). These women who started working during World War II were referred to as “Rosies,” hence, the name Rosie the Riveter (Alchin). Rosie was a symbol representing the women who worked during war times (Sanders). The birth of Rosie the Riveter was as propaganda during the second world war.
The Bonte Sisters was a great book that talked about how these three sisters had to work many jobs and suffer to get money to help their families, This book shows us the importance of women and how they always work hard and try to achieve all their goals although sometimes the community makes it impossible because they never provide things that women need , for example education or jobs they were always rarely found in a community that never understood the meaning of women.The famous read book was by a women Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin. The book talked about how slavery impacted a lot of people’s lives. Factories in Northeast Massachusetts hired women to work in those factories in producing cotton or making shoes. Many other types of women like african americans worked in jobs that belonged to houses for example cooking, cleaning and even taking care of
How to best respond to conflict There have been many horrible events on the Earth that people had to write, practice beliefs, and stay positive in. World War 2 was one of these times, and the Taliban taking over Pakistan is the second. There are many more events, but these events have been written down by two girls who lived through either World War 2 or terrorist taking over her hometown. Their names are Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai. Living in Nazi concentration camps or under the power of terrorist took a lot of strength, along with a happy and positive attitude.
This began the first military draft, advances in war via ships, and newer forms of guns. The war divided the North (Union) and the South (Confederate) by states and the war ultimately ended with the victory of the North. Another unexpected addition to this war was that women were involved in many different facets. Some women secretly fought in the war, but others played parts as spies, nurses, abolitionists, and feminists. Women did not generally have a place in the days before the civil war, except as home makers so with the diversity
This frustrated leading her to take a position in Ottawa, with the stipulation that she leave the Canadian forces (287). Working in Ottawa, Perron, felt like a secretary, doing office work when she was meant for more. Leaving the military was a tough decision, but one that needed to happen. Perron, was disappointed in the Canadian Forces as they continued to make it harder for her and any other women to succeed. They would purposely make it impossible for women to get ahead.
Canadian Nurses are the Unspoken Heroes of the War Casualty numbers continue to rise as the Great War rages on in Europe, leaving Canadian Armed Medical Corp (CAMC) staff stretched and facilities full, according to a report released last Sunday. Tirelessly working in a chaotic environment sun rise to sun down, nursing sisters are the unspoken heroes of the war, their efforts largely unappreciated and unrecognized. Nicknamed “bluebirds” from their blue dresses, white aprons and sheer white veils, nurses in the CAMC are known as diligent individuals who risk their lives on a daily basis to serve and protect. Often placed on the frontlines of battle, nurses face exhausting, dangerous work on a daily basis, and are exposed to the effects of war
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,
She was shocked by the sexism and racism she experienced while she was trying to obtain housing or summer jobs or just trying to fit into her university life. Although Rosemary Brown faced many obstacles, she worked very hard and earned a Bachelor of Art degree from McGill in 1955. She worked to put an end to the racial barriers within Canadian society. As a determined feminist, Rosemary Brown worked hard to stimulate justice, equality for women and minorities and human rights. She began her public service activities around 1955.
Canada has been involved in various wars from the beginning of its colonial history. Just as the nature of these wars has changed over time, so too has their effect on Canadian women. Women have actively participated in war, from nursing and munitions manufacturing during the First and Second World Wars to the increasing involvement of Canadian women in the military. While some women have been traumatized profoundly by Canada’s wars, others have benefitted from them. Women have often assumed traditionally male work during wartime.
Boyd served as a spy for the Confederacy, and Edmonds and Velazquez “were two of the hundreds of women who passed as men to fight on the front lines, refusing to be left behind with weeping mothers and sweethearts…” Each woman who chose to make such a decision had her own individual reason for doing so. While some women who had posed as men prior to the start of the war felt pressured to enlist as any man would, there were others who chose to join the army so that they could follow family members and loved ones into battle. In literature, the idea of women following their men into battle during this time period has been romanticized, and one couple did reportedly enlist together on their honeymoon, however, this was not necessarily true for all women who chose to get more involved in the war effort. In fact, “patriotism and the love of a good man may have driven some women into the armies of the Civil War, but so, too, did their quest for adventure and their hope for a different sort of paying job than was typically available to