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A Woman's World

Mary Todd grew up steeped in politics, in her family's Lexington home. She later considered herself Lincoln's political advisor, visited convalescing soldiers during the war, and aided runaway slaves with friend and former-slave Elizabeth Keckley. But she was not alone. Women on both sides of the war made immense contributions in medical, political, literary, and domestic arenas.

Medical Care in the Civil War
Soldiers' lives were threatened beyond the battlefield too. Read about medical care during the war and what women did to help.

Medical Care in the Civil War
Women in the War: Three Case Studies

Antebellum Women's Rights
From abolition to women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Staton, and Sojourner Truth took bold stands on reform.

Literary Women
Through fiction and newsprint, Margaret Fuller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Lydia Maria Child promoted abolition and women's rights.

Antebellum Women's Rights


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