Civil War Women: They Made A Difference, Book 2
Written by Cynthia Vogel
This book explores a critical social turning point for American Women at the time of the Civil War. At no other time in American history were women’s lives so dramatically changed as during the Civil War. Focusing on 72 additional important women who played significant roles in the anti-slavery movement, education, medicine, nursing and various roles in the military, on the battle fields and wives of important officers from both the Northern Army and the Confederate Army. They were black and white, rich and poor, but their beliefs and commitment made a difference. Women, primarily out of necessity, became more independent, self-sufficient, and confident in their own abilities and their role in American society.
This book further reveals more of those women and how they played an enormous part in the social change. With the 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, sometimes defiant, and focused on issues that had plagued a young nation since its founding. Others gave humanitarian service in the form of nursing during the battles and education for the former slaves.
This book is a treasure to be in every library of women’s issues and Civil War focus!