Women During The Civil War

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Women have been increasingly praised for having excellent skills for leadership.

Women, more than men, manifest leadership styles associated with effective performance as

leaders. However, more people prefer male than female bosses. That has made it more difficult

for women to become leaders and to succeed in male-dominated leadership roles. An American

woman in the workforce is often overlooked when studying the progress of American society.

American women have gone through struggles, battles, and tests to prove their capability of

being an active part of the American labor force.

Background

After the Civil War, African American women became a significant part of the labor

force during that time. A steady income was needed after they had been freed from slavery. The

labor force with women mirrored the racial issues that were taking place in society at the time.

White women were usually hired for higher positions than people of color.

Despite the years of progress by women in the workforce, they still remain rare.

Females make up only 6% of highly paid executives of Fortune 500 companies. Even with the

career spans in the 1980s, female executives had been denied. President Richard Nixon

explained through audiotapes why he would not appoint a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nixon believed that a woman should not be in any government job whatsoever, mainly because

they are erratic, and emotional. He believed that men are erratic and

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