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Civil War: Women
Learn about the role of women during the Civil War. Find out how they served as spies, soldiers, and nurses. Read first-hand accounts from their diaries. Includes information about Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Belle Boyd, Charlotte Forten, and other women. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, Sojourner Truth, and Literature: “Dear America” and “My Name is America” Civil War Books.
Find out what women in the South did during the Civil War. Includes information about spies and women who stayed home during the war. There are several illustrations. Scroll down and click on any of the links in the sidebar on the left hand side of the page to view content.
These sites have discussion guides and activities for two books: "Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over? The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson" and "The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier." There is also information about the authors and about daily life in a Civil War camp. Topics include food, entertainment, and the importance of letter writing. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Civil War and Pony Express.
These sites are about the Underground Railroad movement that helped runaway slaves escape to Canada. Learn about Harriet Tubman and other influential leaders. Listen to songs and read the lyrics that secretly told the escape route. Play a game that allows you to face the same decisions the runaway slaves faced. Includes maps and historic photographs, plus a link to an eThemes Resource on the slave trade.
Learn the reasons why the Civil War began. Read about several battles and military leaders. Includes timelines of major events and maps of the battle areas. View photographs of the war and the men and women involved. There are links to several eThemes Resources on the Civil War.
These sites focus on the life and works of Sojourner Truth who fought for freedom from slavery and women's rights. Biography, historical pictures, timelines, a speech, narrative, and classroom activities are included. Also includes links to eThemes resources on the Slave Trade, Civil War, and Women.