The Role of women

Emma Rucker & Erica Brewster

For Civil War women it was a common belief among men that a woman's place is the home but the American civil war challenged this way of thinking as it challenged other cultural conventions.

Approximately 4000 women made up the backbone of the volunteer nursing corps that cared with devotion and self- sacrifice for thousands of wounded soldiers .

Many may be surprised to learn that Harriet Tubman , the former slave who led hundreds of other slaves to freedom by the Underground Railroad , also served as a civil war nurse.

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