Who Was Clara Barton

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399540073
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC. In 1864, she was appointed “lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front lines of the Union Army, where she became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.” Clara Barton built a career helping others. She went on to found the American Red Cross, one of her greatest accomplishments, and one of the most recognized organizations in the world.

Clara Barton

Author: David Henry Burton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031328945X
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Her life story is told here with sympathy and understanding without sacrificing candor or honesty.

Clara Barton

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0766030245
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Explores the life of Clara Barton and her tireless work as a teacher, a nurse on the frontlines of the Civil War, and her creation of the American Red Cross"--Provided by publisher.

Clara Barton

Author: Christy DeVillier
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781617859045
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life and contributions of an individual who helped shape world history.

Clara Barton

Author: Kathleen W. Deady
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736816046
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the life of the nurse who served on the battlefields of the Civil War and later founded the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Author: Joeming Dunn
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781617864537
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Graphic novels arenÍt just for superheroes! Clara Barton has been plucked from history books and her life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and humanitarian efforts have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 3-6.

Clara Barton

Author: Dorothy Brenner Francis
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0761326219
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Chronicles the life of Clara Barton, from her early days as a teacher to her work with the Bureau of Records and her establishment of the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Author: Rafael Tilton
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 1560060581
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Traces the life of the founder of the American Red Cross, and describes how Barton helped soldiers in the Civil War

Clara Barton

Author: Frances E. Ruffin
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823958256
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the life and legend of Clara Barton, who worked as a school teacher, served as a nurse during the Civil War, and who founded the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Author: Erin Edison
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 9781620658574
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, a teacher who organized efforts to bring nursing care to wounded soldiers during the Civil War and who went on to become the founder of the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Author: Allison Lassieur
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736861922
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In graphic novel format, discusses the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, a teacher who served as a nurse during the Civil War and who fought for the establishment of the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756518881
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Highlights the life of the nurse who served on the battlefields of the Civil War and later founded the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Author: Lola M. Schaefer
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736814345
Release Date: 2002-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of Clara Barton who became famous for her courage and nursing skills during the Civil War.

Clara Barton Professional Angel

Author: Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081220090X
Release Date: 2011-06-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Widely known today as the "Angel of the Battlefield," Clara Barton's personal life has always been shrouded in mystery. In Clara Barton, Professional Angel, Elizabeth Brown Pryor presents a biography of Barton that strips away the heroic exterior and reveals a complex and often trying woman. Based on the papers Clara Barton carefully saved over her lifetime, this biography is the first one to draw on these recorded thoughts. Besides her own voluminous correspondence, it reflects the letters and reminiscences of lovers, a grandniece who probed her aunt's venerable facade, and doctors who treated her nervous disorders. She emerges as a vividly human figure. Continually struggling to cope with her insecure family background and a society that offered much less than she had to give, she chose achievement as the vehicle for gaining the love and recognition that frequently eluded her during her long life. Not always altruistic, her accomplishments were nonetheless extraordinary. On the battlefields of the Civil War, in securing American participation in the International Red Cross, in promoting peacetime disaster relief, and in fighting for women's rights, Clara Barton made an unparalleled contribution to American social progress. Yet the true measure of her life must be made from this perspective: she dared to offend a society whose acceptance she treasured, and she put all of her energy into patching up the lives of those around her when her own was rent and frayed.

Clara Barton

Author: Patricia Lakin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689865138
Release Date: 2004-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A brief biography of the woman who overcame her shyness to become a teacher, a nurse during the Civil War, and founder of the American Red Cross.