Women roles in wwi

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Women roles in wwi

  1. 1. Priscilla Rosila Mr. Hunt U.S History 8 February 2011 Changing Roles for Women at Home http://hubpages.com/hub/Roles-of-Women-in-World-War
  2. 2. <ul><li>In Early America, women had different roles in the farm life than men. </li></ul><ul><li>White female slave owners had to discipline the slaves. </li></ul><ul><li>From the 18 th -19 th centuries, African-American women worked as slaves. </li></ul><ul><li>Women ran the households. </li></ul>Women's roles before WWI http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/Images/Women%20working%20during%20WWI%20280_tcm4-568293.jpg
  3. 3. <ul><li>In the 19 th century, women worked in factories. </li></ul><ul><li>During the civil war, women worked in manufactures such as textile factories. </li></ul><ul><li>Some women worked in jobs that were considered dangerous at the time, such as nurses and hospital organizers. </li></ul>During the 19th Century http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQy1jVRNa_pm83s0g7oK3CWgZzr9shcH6d0VuOrUZ86yP2vjuke4A
  4. 4. <ul><li>Women worked as nurses, journalists, and telephone operators. </li></ul><ul><li>They provided food and supplies for the soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Some women entertained troops. </li></ul><ul><li>Women entertained troops with songs, dances, lectures, reading, and poetry. </li></ul>http://s3.hubimg.com/u/283514_f520.jpg Women working during WWI
  5. 5. <ul><li>Russian women actually took part in combat. </li></ul><ul><li>The famous women soldiers were called the “Battalion of Death”. </li></ul><ul><li>Their leader was Maria Botchkareva, a 25-year-old peasant girl. </li></ul>Russian Women During the WWI http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2a/Womens_battalion.jpg/220px-Womens_battalion.jpg
  6. 6. <ul><li>In 1890 40% of African American women were employed and 44% in 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1890, only 15% of native-born white women were employed </li></ul><ul><li>In 1890, 20% of foreign-born white women were employed. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were starting to work outside instead of the domestic life style they used to have. </li></ul>Women's Participation Percentage http://s1.hubimg.com/u/283444_f260.jpg
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>American History, S.v. &quot;women in the Workplace,&quot; Accessed February 8, 2011. Http://americanhistory.abc-clio.com/. </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress . </li></ul><ul><li>We Can Do It . </li></ul><ul><li>Women at Milling Machines during World War I. </li></ul><ul><li>Women Awake . </li></ul>

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