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By Donna Langston

A to Z of yank girls Leaders and Activists positive aspects U.S. govt officers, nation and native officeholders in addition to suffragist leaders, women's liberation leaders, and leaders in different sociopolitical hobbies. simple biographical details is incorporated in each one of just about one hundred fifty entries, besides an in-depth research of every woman's achievements and contributions. This one-stop source comprises feedback for extra interpreting and appropriate sites.

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Thirty-five volumes of her diaries are housed in the Library of Congress. The American Red Cross, which Barton founded, continues to serve people in need of assistance. Further Reading Burnett, William. Clara Barton at Andersonville. : Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1995. Burton, David Henry. Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity. : Greenwood, 1995. IncWell DMG, Ltd. ” Available online. html. Downloaded on December 21, 2000. Marko, Eve. Clara Barton and the American Red Cross.

S. government had declined an invitation to sign the treaty because of governmental policy against making treaties with European countries. Many Americans were isolationists who had no interest in belonging to international organizations. The United States did not become a member of the Red Cross until 1882. On her return to America in 1876, Barton spent a year in Dansville, New York, in a sanitarium well known for treating nervous disorders. In 1877, she wrote to the Red Cross in Geneva, asking permission to promote their organization in the United States.

The administration of President James Buchanan eliminated her position at the Patent Office after the 1856 election, and suffered another period of depression. She later returned 20 to the Patent Office when President Abraham Lincoln was elected, in 1860. During the Civil War Barton raised money for medical supplies and later established a federal office for missing soldiers. Her talent lay in gathering and distributing supplies to the Union army. Operating outside of official bureaucracy, she privately advertised in newspapers for donations of food and clothing, then delivered those items to battlefronts.

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