Civil War Women: They Made A Difference, Book 1
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Written by Cynthia Vogel
In the popularity of the Civil War, historical focus has been upon the battles, military strategy and its outcome. This book explores a critical social turning point for American Women in that time. This book explores 78 women who played a critical role in the anti-slavery movement, the underground railroad, education, medicine, nursing and various roles in the military and on the battle fields. They were black and white, rich and poor, but their beliefs and commitment made a difference. At no other time in American history were women’s lives so dramatically changed as during the Civil War. Women, primarily our of necessity, became more independent, self-sufficient, and confident in their abilities and their role in American society.
This book reveals many of those women and how they played an enormous part in the social change. With men leaving their homes to volunteer for the cause, the women were left behind to carry out the men’s duties on the home front. Others stepped forward in leading social reformation roles. They were determined, defiant, and focused on issues that had plagued a young nation since its founding.
This book is a treasure to be in every library of women’s issues and Civil War Focus!