Women during War: 5 Tales of American Strength and Resiliency

By Nicky M. | Arcadia Staff
American history is full of battles. From the American Revolution, to US involvement during the 20th century, much of American history is war history. But these wars were not fought just by brave men – along every step of the way, women have helped and worked to make the country successful at war, and have fought themselves for the safety and security of their country. The strength of these women is unparalleled, and with Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re showcasing just a few of the stories of these brave American women.

New Jersey Women in World War II1) New Jersey Women in World War II  

The advent of World War II introduced thousands of women into the American workforce for the first time. From factory line workers, to nurses, and even the Women’s Army Corps, the war helped to showcase the capabilities and potential of women workers. New Jersey Women in World War II explores the roles that the women of New Jersey played during the war, and the contributions they made to help secure the safety of the American people.










 

Women of the Revolution: Bravery and Sacrifice on the Southern Battlefields2) Women of the Revolution: Bravery and Sacrifice on the Southern Battlefields

Life for women during the Revolutionary War was turbulent – whether they followed army camps, were simple civilians, or even helped the Patriots spy on the British army, women played a major role in each battle of the first American war. Women of the Revolution explores some of the legends about these women, and highlights the influence they had over the war that would create an entirely new nation.










 

Maryland Women in the Civil War: Unionists, Rebels, Slaves & Spies3) Maryland Women in the Civil War: Unionists, Rebels, Slaves & Spies

As Union and Confederate forces fought for territory during the Civil War, Border States faced some of the greatest pain and destruction. In Maryland, women to help however they thought best – many set up hospitals within their homes, tending to the wounded. Elsewhere, women were instrumental in the success of the Underground Railroad, helping countless slaves escape to freedom within Northern Union states. Maryland Women in the Civil War details the stories of some of the Civil War’s biggest names, from Anna Ella Carroll, to the revered Harriet Tubman, showing the real impact these Maryland women made during a fractured time for America.





 

Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach4) Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach

A symbol of female strength and patriotism today, Rosie the Riveter was the face of thousands of American women who joined the factory workforce during World War II. In Long Beach, many of these women worked at the Douglas Aircraft Plant, where they collectively built the planes soldiers would use overseas. Without their work, building quality aircraft quickly would have been impossible, and the American military would have ultimately suffered. Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach preserves the memory and photos of these women, and commemorates their efforts to aid the war effort.








 

General Sherman and the Georgia Belles: Tales from Women Left Behind5) General Sherman and the Georgia Belles: Tales from Women Left Behind

Sherman’s March to the Sea was one of the most destructive campaigns of the Civil War, destroying countless towns and cities throughout Georgia State. The safety of thousands rested with the women of Georgia, who sacrificed almost anything to save their homes and families. General Sherman and the Georgia Belles tells some of the extraordinary stories of these women, who aided their communities through a time of war and
destruction, and helped to rebuild in the aftermath.








 
The strength of American women is undeniable, whether during a time or war or peace. This Mother’s Day, show a woman you love that you admire this strength with one of Arcadia Publishing’s dozens of books commemorating women’s achievements. And before Friday, receive 25% off any Arcadia title during our Mother’s Day Sale!