Grenfell of Labrador: A Biography

Grenfell of Labrador: A Biography

by Ronald Rompkey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773535314

ISBN-13: 9780773535312

Pub. Date: 04/24/2009

Publisher: Mcgill-Queens University Press

At first an evangelical missionary of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fisherman, Grenfell became part of philanthropic movements on both sides of the Atlantic. Raising funds in Canada and the United States, he founded a network of hospitals, nursing stations, schools, and home industries that exists in a modified form to this day. In 1908, the story of his…  See more details below

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At first an evangelical missionary of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fisherman, Grenfell became part of philanthropic movements on both sides of the Atlantic. Raising funds in Canada and the United States, he founded a network of hospitals, nursing stations, schools, and home industries that exists in a modified form to this day. In 1908, the story of his survival after a night marooned on a drifting patch of ice transformed him into a popular hero. He eventually became one of the most successful lecturers of his time.

Ronald Rompkey tells the story of Grenfell's education, his Anglo-Saxonism, and his devotion to broader issues of hygiene and public health. Above all, Rompkey shows that Grenfell went beyond being a doctor or a missionary to become a cultural politician who intervened in a colonial culture. Grenfell of Labrador provides a vivid picture of the man himself and the social movements through which he worked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773535312
Publisher:
Mcgill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
04/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
Pt. 1Deep Sea Missionary
1Mostyn House School, 1865-18823
2The London Hospital Medical College, 1883-188915
3The Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, 1889-189231
4The Voyages of the Albert, 1892-189348
5The Voyage of the Princess May, 1893-9460
Pt. 2Social Reformer
6Hard Times in Newfoundland, 1894-189777
7Exile in England, 1897-189992
8The Hero Ascendant, 1900-1905107
9Grand Almoner, 1905-1908125
10The Hero Confirmed, 1908-1910141
Pt. 3Living Legend
11Running a Railroad Accident, 1910-1914159
12Coping with War, 1914-1918178
13Promoting the Mission, 1918-1920197
14The Lecture Circuit, 1918-1923208
15Public Figure, 1923-1927223
Pt. 4Spent Runner
16The New Mission, 1928-1931239
17The Death of Democracy, 1931-1934256
18Resignation, 1934-1937270
19The Last Lap, 1937-1940284
Epilogue297
Notes303
Bibliography335
Index345

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