Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

Author: Mary Seacole

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7871

Written in 1857, this is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivalled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole's offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, Seacole set out independently to the Crimea where she acted as doctor and 'mother' to wounded soldiers while running her business, the 'British Hotel'. A witness to key battles, she gives vivid accounts of how she coped with disease, bombardment and other hardships at the Crimean battlefront. "In her introduction to the very welcome Penguin edition, Sara Salih expertly analyses the rhetorical complexities of Seacole's book to explore the richness of her story. Traveller, entrepreneur, healer and woman of colour, Mary Seacole is a singular and fascinating figure, overstepping all conventional boundaries." Jan Marsh, Independent "It's hard to believe that this amazing adventure story is the true-life experience of a Jamaican woman - it would make a great film." Andrea Levy, Sunday Times

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Author: William Howard Russell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722259129


Page: 160

View: 6914

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by William Howard Russell CHAPTER I. MY BIRTH AND PARENTAGE-EARLY TASTES AND TRAVELS-MARRIAGE, AND WIDOWHOOD. I was born in the town of Kingston, in the island of Jamaica, some time in the present century. As a female, and a widow, I may be well excused giving the precise date of this important event. But I do not mind confessing that the century and myself were both young together, and that we have grown side by side into age and consequence. I am a Creole, and have good Scotch blood coursing in my veins. My father was a soldier, of an old Scotch family; and to him I often trace my affection for a camp-life, and my sympathy with what I have heard my friends call "the pomp, pride, and circumstance of glorious war." Many people have also traced to my Scotch blood that energy and activity which are not always found in the Creole race, and which have carried me to so many varied scenes: and perhaps they are right. I have often heard the term "lazy Creole" applied to my country people; but I am sure I do not know what it is to be indolent. All my life long I have followed the impulse which led me to be up and doing; and so far from resting idle anywhere, I have never wanted inclination to rove, nor will powerful enough to find a way to carry out my wishes. That these qualities have led me into many countries, and brought me into some strange and amusing adventures, the reader, if he or she has the patience to get through this book, will see. Some people, indeed, have called me quite a female Ulysses. I believe that they intended it as a compliment; but from my experience of the Greeks, I do not consider it a very flattering one... We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Mary Seacole in Many Lands

The Autobiography of a Black Nurse in the Crimean War (History of Nursing Series)

Author: Mary Seacole

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722423063


Page: 194

View: 7806

This "History of Nursing Edition" by Squid Ink Classics includes the full text of the original work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your research paper.This work is a primary source document that can help nursing students in their study of the history of nursing, a foundational course in all college nursing programs. Primary sources such as the ones published in this series are the raw materials of history. They are the original documents that were created at the time under study. These types of sources are accounts or interpretations of events created by nurses and others with firsthand experience such as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Mary Seacole, Adelaide Nutting and other nurses and professionals at the time who helped to establish the field of nursing. Examining primary sources such as those contained in this series gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past, especially as they pertain to the profession of nursing. Nursing history has been part of nursing curricula for many years. Its relevance to the education of nurses has a significant place in the curriculum and this series has been developed with these nursing students in mind. For students studying the history of nursing, primary source material such as found in this series offer entry points to many topics in the field of nursing.

Enacting Englishness in the Victorian Period

Colonialism and the Politics of Performance

Author: Angelia Poon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754658481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

View: 1905

Angelia Poon examines the ways in which British colonial authority in the nineteenth century was predicated on its being rendered in ways that were recognizably 'English'. Reading a range of texts by authors that include Charlotte Brontë, Mary Seacole, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and H. Rider Haggard, Enacting Englishness in the Victorian Period focuses on the strategies-narrative, illustrative, and rhetorical- used to perform English subjectivity during the time of the British Empire.

War da noch was?


Author: Catherine Alliott

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641074452

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 1374

Beste englische Frauenunterhaltung voller Wärme, Witz und Herz Für Hattie könnte der Mai nicht wonniger sein: Ihr Antiquitätenlädchen erfreut sich großer Beliebtheit, und privat hat sie sexy Ivan an ihrer Seite. Doch dann verändert sich mit einem Schlag alles. Sie stattet ihrem Heimatort einen Besuch ab, trifft dort die Witwe ihrer einstigen Jugendliebe – und den attraktiven Hal. Hattie könnte kehrtmachen und weglaufen – doch hat sie das nicht immer getan? Wäre es nicht ratsam, sich endlich der Vergangenheit, dem Leben und der Chance auf eine neue Liebe zu stellen?

Kind aller Länder


Author: Irmgard Keun

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315374

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3719

Erstmals 1938 erschienen: die abenteuerliche Geschichte vom Leben der zehnjährigen Kully im Exil – von ihr selbst erzählt Irmgard Keun war schon eine Bestsellerautorin, als ihre Bücher in Deutschland verboten wurden. Sie ging ins Exil nach Ostende, traf dort Joseph Roth, begann eine leidenschaftliche Affäre mit ihm – und diesen Roman. Keun lässt die zehnjährige Kully von ihrem aufregenden Leben in der Emigration erzählen. Ihr leichtfertiger, spiel- und verschwendungssüchtiger Vater steckt als Schriftsteller ständig in Geldnöten, die liebevolle Mutter ist oft mit der Tochter allein und amüsiert sich anderweitig. Da seine Bücher in Deutschland verboten sind, lebt der Vater von Zeitungsartikeln und immer neuen Vorschüssen seiner Auslandsverlage – und ist ständig auf der Jagd nach Bargeld. Seine Beschaffungstouren führen ihn quer durch Europa, von Brüssel über Lemberg nach Prag, Paris, Nizza und sogar nach New York. Mutter und Tochter lässt er meist in Hotels zurück, wo Rechnungen zu begleichen und ständig Ausreden gefordert sind. In einem ungekünstelten Erzählton, kindlich naiv und doch erstaunlich abgeklärt und von umwerfender Komik, nimmt Kully uns mit in ihr rast- und heimatloses, aber abenteuerliches Leben. Sie erkennt die Schwächen ihrer Eltern genau und betrachtet sie doch voller Liebe. Und sie gibt tiefe Einblicke in die Situation der Emigranten in Europa. Gleichzeitig ist dieser Roman, erschienen in Amsterdam 1938, ein anrührendes Porträt des Paars, das Joseph Roth und Irmgard Keun einmal waren, und von dem Volker Weidermann in seinem Buch »Ostende. 1936, Sommer der Freundschaft« so lebendig erzählt hat.

Colonial Lives Across the British Empire

Imperial Careering in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: David Lambert,Alan Lester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521847702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 6507

A series of portraits of 'imperial lives' to rethink the history of the British Empire in the nineteenth century.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 5008

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

New Directions in Nursing History

International Perspectives

Author: Susan McGann,Barbara Mortimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134408498

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 9460

This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship. Covering a range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this book draws on research from eleven different countries to address: the issues of professionalism within nursing the social and ethical issues which are woven into the relationship between the nurse/midwife and her patient/client the trans-cultural dimensions nurses create when they move from one culture to another and the recent developments in historiography.

Victorian Literature

An Anthology

Author: Victor Shea,William Whitla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118329023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1008

View: 3695

Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts. Represents the period’s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography

Behind the Scenes

Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Author: Elizabeth Keckley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195060843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 9486

A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the martyred President and his First Lady

Racism and Education

Structures and Strategies

Author: Dawn Gill,Barbara Mayor,Maud Blair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803985780

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 9886

This broad-ranging text offers a timely overview of both the social basis of racism in education, and the policies that have attempted to combat it. Focusing mainly on the effectiveness or otherwise of multicultural and antiracist policies, the book situates racism at school in the widest context, from the experience of individuals to the social and institutional background. A successful balance of important recent articles and substantial contributions specially written for this text, Racism and Education is essential reading for teachers, students and all those concerned with discrimination and with antiracist policy. An Open University Reader for the course `Race', Education and Society.

Women in Jamaica

A Bibliography of Published and Unpublished Sources

Author: Leona Bobb-Semple

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766400330

Category: Reference

Page: 129

View: 1397

Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education

Author: JoAnn Phillion,Ming Fang He,F. Michael Connelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237786

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1558

Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

The Isles

A History

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330475703

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3806

The bestselling and controversial new history of the 'British Isles', including Ireland from the author of Europe: A History. Emphasizing our long-standing European connections and positing a possible break-up of the United Kingdom, this is agenda-setting work is destined to become a classic. 'If ever a history book were a tract for the times, it is The Isles: A History ... a masterwork.' Roy Porter, The Times 'Davies is among the few living professional historians who write English with vitality, sparkle, economy and humour. The pages fly by, not only because the pace is well judged but also because the surprises keep coming.' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Sunday Times 'A book which really will change the way we think about our past . marvellously rich and stimulating' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard 'A historiographical milestone.' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times 'The full shocking force of this book can only be appreciated by reading it.' Andrew Marr, Observer 'It is too soon to tell if [Norman Davies] will become the Macaulay or Trevelyan of our day: that depends on the reading public. He has certainly made a good try. This is narrative history on the grand scale - compulsively readable, intellectually challenging and emotionally exhilirating.' David Marquand, Literary Review

The Ladies' Room Reader Revisited

A Curious Compendium of Fascinating Female Facts

Author: Alicia Alvrez

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 160925239X

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 380

"Full of Fascinating Fun Facts." -Chicago Tribune More than 50,000 copies sold of The Ladies' Room Reader and every woman who discovered she needs to have sex at least 640 hours in her life to be considered average is waiting for more of Alicia Alvrez's insatiable thirst for facts about women, then and now! Back by popular demand, The Ladies' Room Reader Revisited picks up where its predecessor, the highly successful The Ladies' Room Reader, left off. In this wildly entertaining sequel, Alicia Alvrez provides even more fascinating female facts about women throughout history and from around the world. Discover and uncover that:September is the month with the highest birthrate. 80 percent of women think a vacation is the best way to rekindle romance. The divorce rate is 23 percent lower in cities with major league baseball teams than in those without.In ancient Egypt, between 3500 and 2500 b.c., the only career not open to women was judge.

Soul Tourists

Author: Bernardine Evaristo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141903813

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7388

The funny and fabulous tale of two twentieth-century misfits and their adventure into European history... It is 1988, and Jessie, artiste, motormouth, ducker and diver, meets Stanley, angst-ridden banker and boffin. Jessie arrives like a guardian angel and lifts Stanley out of his soul-less life. He ditches his job, and together they set off across Europe. Destination -- unknown. Duration -- indeterminate. So begins an odyssey which turns into an adventure on the stage of European history featuring Shakespeare's "dark lady of the sonnets", Pushkin's African great-grandfather, the composer Chevalier de St. Georges and other colourful characters from Europe's past.

Swinging Her Breasts at History

Author: Moira Inghilleri

Publisher: Mango Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 2356

This innovative collection of scholarly essays addresses crucial questions such as "How is Caribbean women's literature remembering a history characterized by trauma, dislocation, and loss? and "What are the meanings of literary silences and how might such meanings be read? Scholars from around the world provide a vibrant, informed range of approaches to writing published variously in English, Spanish, French, and Creole. The contributors include Begonia Vilouta-Vazquez, Celia Burgess-Macey, Maria Helena Lima, Jane Desmaris, Allison Francis-Brockert, Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Laura Durden, Kristyn Jane Saunders, Odile Ferly, Gema S. Castillo Garcia, Marjorie Brooks-Jones, Denise DeCaires Narain, Jean Andrews, Sue Thomas, Moira Inghilleri, Joan Anim-Addo, Betty E. Wilson, Velma Pollard, Sandra Campos, Gillian Kathryn Smith, Vivien Golding, Beryl Gilroy, Felix Kindelan Delis, and Paula Morgan.