Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Book - 1988
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A far cry from the nineteenth-century slave narrative tradition, this book, written in 1857, is a special kind of success story. With delightful urbanity and wit, Mary Seacole, a free-born Jamaican Creole, recounts her childhood as a daughter of a Scottish army officer and a free black boarding-house keeper, her years as a storekeeper in a Central American frontier town, and her role as a battlefield 'doctress' to British troops in the Crimean War. She emerges as an independent and respected maternal figure, the acme of female achievement in Victorian culture, and a symbol of 'home' to British soldiers alienated by war.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
ISBN: 9780195052497
0195052498
9780195052671
0195052676
9780195066722
0195066723
Characteristics: xxxiv, xii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Andrews, William L
Alternative Title: Wonderful adventures

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