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1Women, Slaves, and Free Blacks and in Civil WarOlen HendersonHST/155 - U. S. HISTORY TO 1865/ AAHL1IUZT3November 16, 2015Andrew CramerNorthern WomenThe Civil War marked an exemplified time in the history of the United States of America.Several different groups had played important roles in the leading up to the war efforts on both sides. However, the women in both the north and south had made a big hand in helping during
2the Civil War, ae well as the freed Blacks and even the Black slaves as well played significant roles in contributing to the war efforts. However the roles that the women of the North during the Civil War changed seriously. According to U.S. History (2014), “The women of the North already had been prominent in some industries, including textiles, clothing and shoe-making even before the war.” However, the war began to culminate in an enormous increase in the jobs of women in several fields ranging from agricultural field work along with government civil service (U.S. History, 2014). Due to all the men enlisting into the Union military, women's percentage of mass production workforce had changed from 1/4 to 1/3, and while at home the women coordinated over one thousand to soldiers' aid societies which had included rolled bandages for use in the hospitals and overall raised millions of dollars to support wounded troops (U.S. History, 2014).