Women And The Civil War

HIST147 Historical Documents – Women and the Civil War (5 points)

Due: May 22 by 11:59pm (post response to Canvas)


This assignment assumes you have read Chapter 15. Students should analyze the images (presented in the PowerPoint slides entitled, “Women and the Civil War” and located in the “Week Seven” module) and write a response for the assignment question below.


The response for the question should be at least 150 words. Students are welcome to go over the minimum word count requirement. If you include the question in your response, it does not count toward the word count requirement. The response should be written in complete sentences. The response should be written in your own words. DO NOT use quotes from the background document.



This response will be evaluated on how well the responses reflect the information presented in the background documents.


Students should submit their responses as ONE Word doc or PDF file to Canvas.


Assignment Questions

1. What are some of ways women participated in the Civil War? How do these activities challenge the traditional gender roles of women? How do these activities reinforce those gender roles?




Assignment images in PowerPoint slides posted in Week 7 module