Who Was Clara Barton?

Author: Stephanie Spinner,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399540075

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC. In 1864, she was appointed “lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front lines of the Union Army, where she became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.” Clara Barton built a career helping others. She went on to found the American Red Cross, one of her greatest accomplishments, and one of the most recognized organizations in the world.

Time For Kids: Clara Barton

Angel of the Battlefield

Author: Editors of TIME For Kids

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060576235

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Clara Barton wanted to help people from the time she was a child. She turned her compassion for others into several careers, including teaching and nursing. Risking her life to assist soldiers during the Civil War turned her into an American hero. She went on to found the American Red Cross. Time For Kids® Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. Clara Barton created an organization that helps the needy and the injured during national crises and natural disasters. We still benefit from her greatest work—the Red Cross—today.

Clara Barton


Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128258

Category: Nurses

Page: 117

View: 8224


Known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" for her efforts during the American Civil War, Clara Barton is remembered today as a pioneering nurse and humanitarian. By the end of the 19th century, she was one of the most highly regarded American women on the planet, having brought relief to those suffering in wars and disasters the world over. Frightened as a child, insecure as an adult, and perpetually worried about her image, Barton was a thoroughly modern hero beset by difficulties, including those of her own making. In Clara Barton: Humanitarian, read about this brave nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Author: Eva Marko

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781424005321

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 236

View: 8065


This latest addition to The Heinle Reading Library teaches students the life stories of great American heroes while enhancing reading skills. By providing students with this important foundation, The Heinle Reading Library: Biography Collection offers a unique approach to teaching American culture while expanding fluency.

Clara Barton

Face Danger, But Never Fear It

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766030244

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1914


"Explores the life of Clara Barton and her tireless work as a teacher, a nurse on the frontlines of the Civil War, and her creation of the American Red Cross"--Provided by publisher.

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

Author: Christin Ditchfield

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780531122761

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 1036


Discusses the life and work of Clara Barton, a nurse during the Civil War and founder of the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Civil War Nurse

Author: Nancy Whitelaw

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780894907784

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8534


Traces the life of the Civil War nurse who cared for wounded soldiers and earned the title, "Angel of the Battlefield".

Clara Barton

The Life and Legacy of the Civil War Nurse Who Founded the American Red Cross

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: N.A



Page: 82

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*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts of Barton's writing *Includes a bibliography for further reading "I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them." - Clara Barton The Civil War was the deadliest conflict in American history, and had the two sides realized it would take 4 years and inflict over a million casualties, it might not have been fought. Since it did, however, Americans have long been fascinated by the Civil War, marveling at the size of the battles, the leadership of the generals, and the courage of the soldiers. For over 150 years, the war has been subjected to endless debate among civilians, historians, and the generals themselves. The Civil War is often considered one of the first modern wars, and while technology affected what happened on the battlefield, technology and new methods also improved the way soldiers were cared for away from the front lines. Civil War medicine is understandably (and rightly) considered primitive by 21st century standards, but the ways in which injured and sick soldiers were removed behind the lines and nursed were considered state-of-the-art in the 1860s, and nobody was more responsible for that than Clara Barton, the "Florence Nightingale of America." Barton had been an educator and clerk before the Civil War broke out in 1861, but almost immediately, she went to work attempting to nurse injured Union soldiers and ensure army hospitals were properly supplied. By 1862, she was shadowing Union armies near Washington to bring supplies, clean field hospitals, and directly nurse wounded soldiers herself. In short order, she was recognized as the "Angel of the Battlefield." In the wake of the war, she gave speeches about her experiences and even went abroad to serve in a similar capacity during the Franco-Prussian War, and eventually she brought back the tenets of the International Red Cross to found the American Red Cross. Under her leadership, the organization would assist not just during wars, but also during natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, roles that the American Red Cross continues to fulfill today. Clara Barton: The Life and Legacy of the Civil War Nurse Who Founded the American Red Cross chronicles her remarkable life, and the manner in which she changed nursing in America forever. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Clara Barton like never before.
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Clara Barton

In the Service of Humanity

Author: David Henry Burton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313289453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 8809


This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Her life story is told here with sympathy and understanding without sacrificing candor or honesty.