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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2007 04:57 pm
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Scarlett was strong because Margaret Mitchell wrote her strong.  She wrote the book in the late 1930's .  The movie was released in 1939.  By that time women had the vote , were in the workforce and even in the Presidential cabinet .  She had no influence on the women of the Civil War period . 

You want to talk about strong women at the time of the Civil War , then you would have to talk about Clara Barton, Rose Greenhow. Pheobe Pember , Sally Thompkins , Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Beecher Stowe.Harriet Tubman, Dr.Mary Walker Dr Elizabeth Blackwell ,Dothea Dix, Lucretia Mott , Pauline Cushman, Sojouner Truth, Belle Boyd.  These were strong women not some fictional spoiled rotten vain Southern Belle .

These are women that truely inspired others.  There are many biographies on line and in books about these woman.  Read about them and be inspired .  Not some fictional character . 

You will note I include both women of the north and of the south. 


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