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American Women during the civil war

Post  martha hildreth on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:14 pm

Before the Civil War had started, men’s jobs moved outside of the houses and they would work in shops, factories, and offices. The women in the other hand stayed home to create a good environment for their husbands and children. The house was basically a feminized area. However, after the civil war broke out, women would volunteer to help as nurses. This was the first time ever that Women played an important role in war. With time, these ideas expanded and people changed their way of seeing what actual womanhood meant.

When the war started in 1861, women took a role and helped the Union soldiers with food that they baked or planted, clothing that they sewed, and money that they recollected from the neighborhood. Some of the women wanted to get more involved into the war jobs, so they offered their services to carry and heal the sick ones, and maintain the rest of the Union soldiers in good shape. Slaves in the other hand were not given the benefit to contribute to the Union cause, this is why they were never considered to have real womanhood.


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Post  Lou Bouzonnet on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:06 pm

Very interesting topic Martha! It's sad to see how women were poorly treated back then. They had very little rights and did not have a say in what they believed they deserved. Women were just used to clean the house and take care of family members. It's crazy to think that if we would've lived at that time, we would already be taking care of our own family today. It is important that people realize that women had an important role in the civil war, and saved many lives! What a Face
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Post  Tati.Suriel on Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:12 am

Personally, I find US history super interesting. The civil rights movement changed a lot of people, a lot of lives, and is still affecting people today. There were few people who stood up for their rights such as Rosa Parks, and although she did not succeed at first when she was not allowed to sit at the front of the bus, she continued to strive for her rights. Even today not everyone is treated equally, whether it's because of gender, skin color, religion, or authenticity; there are still problems for example payments with jobs, or who gets what first, and it also differs in regions of the world. Great topic Martha!
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Post  Ulises De Leon on Thu May 09, 2013 7:33 pm

I think it was very good what the women did to help the soldiers in the war. They must have played a pretty important role because they had to heal and take car of so many sick and wounded men. If it wasn't for them who knew what could of happened. Plus as you said the provided food for them so that was also a big help.
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Post  ritalulo on Sat May 25, 2013 2:49 pm

I know people say that women did not play a very important role in the the civil war, but honestly the did. They were the ones who helped the men recover, they were like their docters and without the women the men would not have survived the civil war.

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