How did the economic role of women change during the Civil War?

1 Answer
Jun 16, 2017

Women became included in the overall workforce that had been restricted to men only.


Before, men dominated the workforce because of the strict gender roles that forced women to stay at home. However, during the Civil War, common men became soldiers and were often out fighting, leaving their jobs open. Their wives were left at home, so they filled their husband's positions, produced artillery, and overall supplied the war effort from home.

Women also served as nurses during the Civil War.