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    DescriptionMary Seacole was born a free black woman in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century. In her long and varied life, she travelled in Central America, Russia, and Europe; found work as an inn-keeper and as a 'doctress' during the Crimean War; and became a famed heroine, the author of her own biography, in Britain. As this work shows, Mary Seacole had a sharp instinct for hypocrisy as well as ripe taste for sarcasm. Frequently we see her joyfully rise to mock the limitations artificially imposed on her as a black woman. She emerges from her writings as an individual with a zest for travel, adventure, and independence, a stimulating and inspiring figure.


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    Title
    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs.Seacole in Many Lands
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Seacole, Introduction by William L. Andrews
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 194 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195066722
    ISBN 10: 0195066723
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: HIS041000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET038
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CARIBB, CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC classification: Q
    BIC subject category V2: MQC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000, SCI028000, LIT004040, BIO006000, SOC028000
    DC20: 610.73092
    Abridged Dewey: 502
    BIC subject category V2: HBWL
    DC22: 947.073
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    Thema V1.0: MQC, DNC, JBSL, NHWR
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 drawing
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    29 November 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    No autobiography by an Afro-American woman of the nineteenth century defies classification more than Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857). A free-born Jamaican, evidently well protected from the tentacles of slavery, Mary Jane Grant Seacole did not write her narrative expressly to advance the cause of antislavery, as so many Afro-American women autobiographers did during her era.