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Civil War: Women Discuss this eTheme.

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.


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Click on any of the names of these Civil War women for details about their lives. This is a student-created website.
Read about Mary Todd Lincoln who was the wife of Abraham Lincoln and first lady during the American Civil War.
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.
Learn about the Civil War service of Clara Barton, who went on to found the American Red Cross after the war in 1881.
This site provides information about one of the South's most famous spies. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
Read about the women who served as nurses during the Civil War. Includes biographies of two of the nurses. The reading level may be too difficult for younger students.
Here are interdisciplinary lesson ideas for teaching about women soldiers during the Civil War. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Read about how women disguised themselves as men in order to fight as soldiers during the Civil War. Includes photographs.
Read about this African-American woman who spied on Jefferson Davis for the Union during the Civil War.
Find out about this female African-American laundress, cook, teacher, and nurse who wrote about her life during the American Civil War.
This page explains how Sojourner Truth fought for desegregation in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War.
Read about this famous ex-slave who led other slaves to freedom. During the Civil War she worked as a nurse, scout, and spy for the Union.
Read a biography of Charotte Forten, a free-born African American who went to the South during the war to educate freed slaves.
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.



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