Clara Barton

Overview

In the eighteenth century, a woman had few choices. If she was lucky, she received a decent education. Then she got married. In an era when women didn't work, Clara Barton was one of the nation's first career women. Not only did she work, she did a man's job and demanded a man's wage. Some said she was scandalous, but friends and family thought she was generous and charming. The wounded from the battles of the Civil War called her the angel of the battlefield.

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Overview

In the eighteenth century, a woman had few choices. If she was lucky, she received a decent education. Then she got married. In an era when women didn't work, Clara Barton was one of the nation's first career women. Not only did she work, she did a man's job and demanded a man's wage. Some said she was scandalous, but friends and family thought she was generous and charming. The wounded from the battles of the Civil War called her the angel of the battlefield.

Clara Barton is remembered not only as a nurse, but also as a woman who threw convention aside and went to the battlefields to care for the wounded and dying. Her courageous heart, personal sacrifice, and demands for better medical care for the wounded during the Civil War earned her the respect and love of the entire nation. After the war, she applied the same attributes to founding the American Red Cross. She is still loved today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584156673
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Series: Profiles in American History Ser.
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Angel of the Battlefield     7
FYInfo: Armory Square Hospital     11
Chapter 2
From Tot to Teacher     13
FYInfo: Deadly Smallpox     17
Chapter 3
An Unmarried Woman     19
FYInfo: Clara's Views on Marriage     25
Chapter 4
War!     27
FYInfo: Mary Galloway, Soldier in Love     33
Chapter 5
The American Red Cross Is Born     35
FYI: Andersonville Prison     42
Chapter Notes     43
Chronology     44
Timeline in History     45
Further Reading     46
For Young Adults     46
Works Consulted     46
On the Internet     46
Glossary     47
Index     48
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