Write a 400-600 word essay in which you respond to the following questions, using examples to back up your answers and demonstrate your understanding of the readings.
What are the similarities between the images of Civil War nurses? What attitudes toward women contribute to these similarities?
Male soldiers are given official uniforms that show their rank and military affiliation. What similarities do you see between Divers’ and Tubman’s outfits? How could this clothing have served as an informal uniform for women on the battlefield?
The Civil War was fought primarily between two cultures, as well as two economic and political systems. Do you see any patterns in the images and video of northern and southern women? What do these distinctions reveal about the gender dimensions of the North-South divide?
Do the images from the textbook and video, taken as a whole, indicate that the women who participated directly in the war did more to maintain or undermine traditional gender roles?