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Books Bains, Rae. Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield. ]. : Troll Co mmunications, 1997. Rose, M ary Catherine. Clara Barton: Soldier ofMercy. New York: Chelsea H ouse Publishers, 199 1. Sonneborn, Liz. Clara Barton. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 199 1. Stevenson, Augusta, and Frank G iacoia. Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross. New Yo rk: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1986. W Washington, DC 20006 202-639-3300 31 Afri ca n-Am erican rights, 9, 15, 16 Am eri ca n C ivil War, 10-13 Ameri can Red C ross bl ood drives, 22 establishment of, 20-2 1, 24 Liberty Fund, 23 nati o nal headquarters, 20 September 11 attacks and, 22- 23 Treaty of Geneva and, 2 1 Antho ny, Susan B.
2 1 Barton, C larissa H arlow Afri can-American rights and, 15 as Am erican Red Cross president, 24- 26 birth of, 6 campaign fo r Ameri ca n Red Cross, 20 childh ood of, 7 as C ivil War vo luntee r, 11-1 4, 18 death of, 27 edu ca ti on of, 7 in Euro pe, 18 as Franco-Prussian War volunteer, 19 Frederi ck D ouglass and, 15 as Intern ational Red Cross vo luntee r, 19 Lo uis Appia and, 18 marri age pro posals to, 13 siblin gs, 7 suffrage m ove ment and, 15 Susa n B. S. S. S. S . Pate nt O ffi ce, 8 vo ting rights, 9 wo men's ri ghts, 9, 15 32 pirit of America®is a comprehensive book collection that focuses exclusively S on the American experience-our history, culture, politics, and the diverse people who have built our great nation.
1839 Barto n becomes a teacher. S. Patent O ffice. 1861 After the C ivil War begins, Clara Barton starts wo rk as a war voluntee r in April. 1881 Barton se ts up the fi rs t Red Cross chapte r in th e U nited States in D ansville, New York. 1882 President C hes ter A. Arthur signs th e Treaty of Ge neva, offi cially es tablishing th e Am eri can Red C ross. 1898 At the age of 77, C lara goes to C uba to hel p the m any starving peo ple after the C uban revolution of 1895. 1900 Barton spends three mo nths in Galvesto n, Texas, helping the victims of a devas tating hurricane.