Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity / Edition 1

Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity / Edition 1

by David Burton
     
 

ISBN-10: 031328945X

ISBN-13: 9780313289453

Pub. Date: 02/14/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of

Overview

This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Her life story is told here with sympathy and understanding without sacrificing candor or honesty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313289453
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/14/1995
Series:
Contributions in Women's Studies Series, #148
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1220L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Years to Womanhood

Battlefield Commission

Travels and Travail

A New Beginning

The Red Cross: What It Became

Road to Rejection

Last Years, Last Words

Bibliography

Index

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