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Clarissa Harlowe Barton
A brief biography of the life of Clarissa Harlowe Barton and her work for the American Red Cross.
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This paper discusses how, called "the angel of the battlefield", Clarissa Harlowe Barton (1821-1912) was a teacher, politician, nurse, negotiator, public speaker, writer, humanitarian, and a lobbyist. The paper looks at how, Barton, inspired by Florence Nightingale, began began her work in the American Civil war in 1861 and how she started an agency that would get supplies and distribute them to the many wounded soldiers. In particular, the paper examines Barton's efforts to get the Red Cross established in America.

From the Paper:

"When the war was finished, Barton worked as a lecturer for which she was highly respected. In the year 1870, Barton went to Europe to help in the war between France and Prussia (now part of modern-day Germany). There she learned of the Red Cross, an organization that was established in 1864 that brought humane services to any and all victims of war under a flag of neutrality. In 1877, supported by the International Red Cross, Barton began her mission of ratifying the Treaty of Geneva and the beginning of the establishment of the American Red Cross (founded in 1881). Her efforts included lobbying senators and congressmen. Barton would travel around giving speeches on the Red Cross and the Geneva Convention. She wrote a pamphlet entitled "The Red Cross of the Geneva Convention: What It Is" to help increase awareness and support for her important work. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Red Cross. (2008). Retrieved from the Web Site: on October 9, 2008.
  • Barton, Clara. (1898). The Red Cross: In peace and war. Washington, D.C.: American Historical Press.
  • Burton, David H. (1995). In the service of humanity (Contributions in women's studies). Greenwood Press.
  • Young, Charles Sumner. (1922). Clara Barton: A centenary tribute. Boston: The Gorham Press.

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