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Mary Seacole : bound for the battlefield

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  • Running Time: 33:00 hrs
    Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
    Publisher:
    Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: hoopla digital; Andoh, Adjoa
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2020
    Summary:

    Mary Seacole spent much of her life on the front lines of the Crimean War, ministering to the wounded, caring for soldiers, and making her mark on the world of medicine. This fascinating biography honors her life, from her childhood in Kingston, Jamaica, and her encounters with racist Americans to her treatment of cholera patients in Panama and her bitter run-in with Florence Nightingale, who declined to work with her in Crimea because she wasn't white. But Mary Seacole knew that the sick and wounded needed her compassion and care, and despite all obstacles, she answered the call to help them. Author Susan Goldman Rubin gives voice to this fearless nurse and healer through captivating details drawn from Mary Seacole's own writings. Inspiring and engaging, this biography introduces a compelling heroine who rose above barriers to earn a place in history.

    Original Publisher: [United States], Dreamscape Media, LLC, Made available through hoopla
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781662051340, 1662051344