Black and White Nurses in the Civil War Comparing and Contrasting Professional Experiences Your Name Date Class Chapter One: Introduction The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865, with the Union pitted against the Confederate States of America. It was, in many respects, the first modern war. The Civil War saw over 200,000 people killed in action, and over one million wounded, vast figures given that the population of the entire United States was but 30 million people. To put these figures in a modern context, imagine a war in which 2 million Americans died, and 10 million were wounded. The scale of death and destruction inflicted by the Civil War left a lasting mark on every aspect of the American experience, including the nursing...The end:
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