Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands - The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Hardback)Mary Seacole (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 28/07/1988
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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: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 321 g
Dimensions: 173 x 122 x 22 mm
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