The Life and Times of Clara Barton by Susan Sales Harkins
(Profiles in American History) (Profiles in American History (Mitchell Lane))

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In the eighteenth century, a woman had few choices. If she was lucky, she received a decent education. Then she got married. In an era when women didn t work, Clara Barton was one of the nation s first career women. Not only did she work, she did a man s job and demanded a man s wage. Some said she was scandalous, but friends and family thought she was generous and charming. The wounded from the battles of the Civil War called her the angel of the battlefield. Clara Barton is remembered not only as a nurse, but also as a woman who threw convention aside and went to the battlefields to care for the wounded and dying. Her courageous heart, personal sacrifice, and demands for better medical care for the wounded during the Civil War earned her the respect and love of the entire nation. After the war, she applied the same attributes to the founding of the American Red Cross. She is still loved today.

About Susan Sales Harkins

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Susan Sales Harkins is an independent consultant specializing in MS Access, MS Office, and VBA. For several years, Susan was editor-in-chief at The Cobb Group, publishing several computer-based monthly journals. She's the author of two books on Access: "Using Microsoft Access 97" and "Using Microsoft Access 2000". Currently, Susan writes for a number of publishers, including Element K Journals, PC Magazine, ZDNet, CNet, and TechRepublic.
Published May 15, 2008 by Mitchell Lane Publishers. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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