Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (Paperback)

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By Mary Seacole, Sara Salih (Introduction by), Sara Salih (Notes by)
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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.

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About the Author

Mary Seacole (1805–1881) was born in Jamaica. She was decorated for her work in the Crimea, which helped open up the medical professions to women.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140439021
ISBN-10: 0140439021
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: November 29th, 2005
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics