Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Paperback Kaplan Classics of Medicine

By (author) Mary Seacole, Foreword by Harriet Washington

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  • Publisher: Kaplan Trade
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 22mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago
  • ISBN 10: 1607140543
  • ISBN 13: 9781607140542
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 522,021

Product description

"Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands" is the autobiography of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who, like her contemporary Florence Nightingale, rose to fame for her bravery during the Crimean War. Unlike Nightingale, however, Seacole was confronted by racism at every turn of her career. Refused a post in Crimea because she was biracial, Seacole traveled to the front on her own, where she set up her own clinic for wounded British soldiers. Told with energy, warmth, and humor, her remarkable life story offer significant insights into the history of nursing and race politics.

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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.