Posts Tagged ‘Women’s History’
Read how hundreds of women flirted, cajoled, and tricked men into giving up top-secret information in their role as spies in the Civil War.
Step into Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office for a discussion about D.C.’s 19th century working women: from government clerks to prostitutes.
One of the only African American woman memoirists from the Civil War, Taylor chronicles her role as a laundress, cook, and nurse for the 33rd USCT.
Born a slave, Harriet Jacobs became an unstoppable truth teller, activist, and reformer.
Southern black women artfully navigated the U.S. pension bureaucracy to gain recognition as Union widows.
Dr. Mary E. Walker of New York embarked on a crusade to become a surgeon in the Union Army.
Learn how the Pension Office forced women to fight for survival after the Civil War.
Largely forgotten today, Cornelia Hancock was one of the best known and beloved nurses of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Throughout the war, from the Battle of Gettysburg to Appomattox, she maintained a long association with the 14th Connecticut Volunteers through her work in 2nd and 3rd Corps […]
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Learn about the 19th century’s working girls: those in the workplace for the first time, and those working in the world’s oldest profession.