Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands By Mary Seacole

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands By (author) Mary Seacole ISBN:9780140439021

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (1957) is the autobiography of Jamaican woman whose fame rivalled Florence Nightingale’s during the Crimean War. Seacole travelled widely before eventually arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war was met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, Seacole set out independently to Crimea where she acted as doctor and ‘mother’ to wounded soldiers while running her business, the ‘British Hotel’. A Witness to major battles, she gives vivid accounts of how she coped with disease, bombardment and other hardships at the Crimean battlefront. Told with energy, warmth and humour, her remarkable life story is a key work of nineteenth-century literature that provides significant insights into the history of race politics.

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands By (author) Mary Seacole ISBN:9780140439021

 

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Weight 213 g
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 198 mm
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Mary Seacole was born to a Scottish soldier father and free black mother in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. She travelled to England in the 1850s after building her reputation as a nurse. Her work in the Crimea during the war earned her the Crimean medal and she played a crucial role in opening up the medical and nursing professions to women. She died in obscurity in England in 1881. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day.

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