Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

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by Mary Seacole, William L. Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195052498

ISBN-13: 9780195052497

Pub. Date: 04/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

No autobiography by an Afro-American woman of the nineteenth century defies classification more than Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857). A free-born Jamaican, evidently well protected from the tentacles of slavery, Mary Jane Grant Seacole did not write her narrative expressly to advance the cause of antislavery, as so many Afro-American women…  See more details below

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No autobiography by an Afro-American woman of the nineteenth century defies classification more than Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857). A free-born Jamaican, evidently well protected from the tentacles of slavery, Mary Jane Grant Seacole did not write her narrative expressly to advance the cause of antislavery, as so many Afro-American women autobiographers did during her era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195052497
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Series:
Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.92(d)

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
cater More than 1 year ago
This book is very informative on historical facts, and is very informative about the conditions and diseases during those years Ms. Seacole had more knowledge about disease than some doctors did in her day. She was consulted on many occassions by doctors and, she did consider herself as such. Ms. Seacole reffered to herself as doctoring patients. She was a very courageous woman. In our time she would be known as a medical doctor or nurse practioner.
Underporch More than 1 year ago
With her sprightly style and dry wit, Mrs. Seacole takes us along on her adventures. From the disease-ridden Isthmus of Panama during the California gold rush, to the battlefields of the Crimea, she was undaunted by cholera, yellow fever, or prejudice. Kindhearted, practical-minded, and very self-directed--she gives us a different picture of a Victorian woman. I only wish she'd found the time to tell more of her story. The text is clean and this edition (Kaplan) had a useful forward.
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