In the non-fiction book “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” by Harriet A. Jacobs and published in Boston in 1861. The author Jacobs was born into slavery in 1813, in a town called Edenton, North Carolina. Jacob uses the pseudonym Linda Brent to narrate her first person account. The book opens with Jacobs stating her reasons for writing a biography of her life story. Her story is agonizing and she had rather have kept it confidential, although she felt that by making it public that perhaps it might help the antislavery movement. A preface by Linda Child, states in the beginning of the book, “READER, be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true” (Jacobs 5). I would like to explain the main themes in this story, they include family and community, dangers of slavery for women, motherhood, and altogether the corrupting power of slavery, religion, and last but not least perseverance.
Jane Addams and the Progressive Movement Works Cited Not Included Jane Addams is recognized as a social and political pioneer for women in America. In her biography, which later revealed her experiences in Hull House, she demonstrates her altruistic personality, which nurtured the poor and pushed for social reforms. Although many of
Alice Magaw was born November 9, 1860, in Cashocton, Ohio. Besides her contribution to nursing, little is known about Alice’s personal life and what inspired her to enter the field on nursing. However, one can guess that she saw a demand for nurses and had a passion for caring for others. During this time period, nursing schools were incorporated into hospitals. Alice Magaw attended the Women’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago from 1887 to1889, around the time that nursing began to transform from a lower class occupation to a respectable profession. After graduation Alice worked as a private duty nurse in Chicago. In 1893, Alice began her work under Dr. William J. and Charles H.
In her early life she was a beautiful girl with long dark curls and flashy eyes. Many admirers came to the plantation just to enjoy the sunshine of her smile. She met James Long at her house when he came to see a sick soldier and when he met her he could not take his eyes off of her. Jane Wilkinson (maiden name) had lived the life of sheltered young daughter of well-to-do Souther parents. Her birthday was in Clark County, Maryland, in 1798.Born in a house called “the House of Trueman’s
Having Our Say by Sadie and Bessie Delany The social, cultural and political history of America as it affects the life course of American citizens became very real to us as the Delany sisters, Sadie and Bessie, recounted their life course spanning a century of living in their book "Having
One aspect of nursing that has changed since the early 1800’s is nursing education. There was no question about the credibility of the women providing care to soldiers after the war. For many years untrained nurses and consequently nursing students cared the sick without any supervision. In 1873, the need for educated nurses was sought but was opposed by untrained physicians who thought trained nurses would pose a threat to their jobs (Gary & Hott, 1988). “Nurses have evolved
Physical violence wasn’t the only hardship that she endured in her early life. Her family became severed when three of her sisters were sold to other plantations that were far away. A trader from Georgia approached interested in buying her youngest brother, but their mother successfully resisted, preventing further
Robert and Bessie Brown: Civic Minded Residents of Bradley, South Dakota Robert and Bessie Brown, who are the paternal grandparents of the author’s wife, made their home in Bradley, South Dakota, a farming community and rail hub on the eastern Dakota prairie. Bessie grew up on a farm near Bradley, whereas Robert, subsequent to service in the Great War, arrived in Bradley as a young adult seeking a livelihood by acquiring the community’s Ford dealership. After becoming husband and wife, they remained in the small town where the civic-minded couple took on leadership roles in their church and numerous service organizations. Foremost in Robert and Bessie’s lives were their four children: Mary, Robert, Eldred, and Verna. They nurtured their children through the challenging times of the Great Depression and, as they matured into adulthood, guided them through the turbulent years of World War II.
Over 150 years ago a woman named Clara Barton repeatedly defied the odds stacked against females, reinventing herself time and time again. After a career as an educator and clerk in the US Patent Office Clara Barton began her work with the Ladies’ Aid Society delivering supplies to soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Her compassion and devotion to humankind soon transformed this supply service into a career as a Civil War Nurse. She solicited donations and used her own money to purchase supplies needed to care for the wounded. She routinely placed herself in harm’s way to deliver supplies and render aid to those in need regardless of where their loyalties lay. She took the initiative to record the names of men who and died and where they were buried, she documented the conditions of the hospitals where the wounded were being treated. She worked to educate former slaves and prepare them for their new life of freedom. After the war she helped locate missing soldiers, providing comfort to grieving families. In time she founded the American Red Cross.
On May 24, 1888, Ben Hagen Jr. and Millie Pinkston-Hagen gave birth to Ida in Huntingburg, Indiana (Backer 1). Although they had Ida in Huntingburg, the Hagen family did not live in the Pinkston Settlement; Ben owned land near the Pinkston farm, just not on the property. Though an active farmer, Ben Hagen also practiced ministry at the Missionary Baptist Church. He continued farming and preaching even after the majority of the other settlers had diminished. (Taylor 1) Ida’s father went on to serve as a member of the 100th United States Colored Infantry in the Civil War (Hackman 2). Ida’s mother, Millie Pinkston, was the daughter of Emmanuel Pinkston Jr. and his second wife, Anna Eberhart (Hackman 1). Because of this connection with the settlement,
went through poverty,and her alcoholic father died when she was young. Her mother was a nurse at a hospital,which was the only way they were making money. When she
Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was born on the 10th of July 1875, in Maysville, South Carolina on a rice and cotton farm in Sumter County. Dr. Bethune was the fifteenth of seventeen children, her parents were both slaves. Patsy McLeod, her mother worked for her former master on the
Nursing as a profession has faced many barriers over the centuries. One of the most defining barriers discussed in regard to the historical experience of nurses is the effects of its being considered, and for the most part being, work done by women. In evaluating nursing history it is necessary therefore to evaluate the ways in which society has evolved over time in terms of its views on the roles of nurses of women within the society and its institutions. In the U.S., the inception of nursing both as an occupation and later as a profession, has strong ties to the challenge of women's perceived role as a wife and mother whose sphere was solely domestic. In many ways, significant progress has been made from that time in what women and
History is defined as the study of the science of humanity in the past. It's a broad subject that spans over countless people groups throughout the years that the world has been around. Even before the times we have written word history was still being made, and it is still
This significance of public health nurses had made a major impact on history. They help shift relatively unsanitary living environments, diseases state awareness, health education, school programs for children from little or no existence to full swing participation by the community. Public health nurses in the Henry Street Settlement initiated awareness around the country, bringing rise to thousands more clinics spreading their mission (Buhler-Wilkerson). Despite the challenges the nurses faced, they carried on to care for the sick when the sick could not get care. As time went, it became so the visiting nurses were in demand as chronically ill patients filled the hospitals, leaving less space for critically ill and emergent cases.