Wonderful Adventures Of Mrs Seacole In Many Lands

Wonderful Adventures Of Mrs Seacole In Many Lands

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Paperback, Penguin Books, 2005, ISBN# 0140439021
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WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF MRS SEACOLE IN MANY LANDS

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WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF MRS SEACOLE IN MANY LANDS

Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole traveled widely before arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war was met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, she set out independently to the Crimea, where she acted as doctor and "mother" to wounded soldiers while running her business, the "British Hotel." Told with energy, warmth, and humor, her remarkable life story and accounts of hardships at the battlefront offer significant insights into the history of race politics.First time in Penguin ClassicsIntroduction places Wonderful Adventures in its historical context, discussing Seacole's attitudes to race, slavery and warIncludes chronology, appendix, notes, and maps

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Number of Pages: 224
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: NURSES_BIOGRAPHY ,  WOMEN, BLACK ,  CRIMEAN WAR, 1853-1856_PERSONAL NARRATIVES ,  WOMEN_SOCIAL CONDITIONS
Author: Salih, Sara ,  Seacole, Mary
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9780140439021
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0140439021
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