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From humble beginnings in Jamaica to bestselling author of "The Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole"

Synopsis:

Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She came to England in the hope of serving as a nurse in the Crimean War. This was a huge ambition and, as she was soon to find out, getting to the battle front was easier said than done. Through sheer confidence in her ability and a determination to succeed, she eventually left England on the steamer Hollander for the Crimea with a letter of introduction from an English doctor to Florence Nightingale. After reading this 'letter, ' Ms. Nightingale said she would be 'very happy' to do all she could to help. Amidstdaily dangers, and against all odds, this unknown Jamaican nurse won deserved praise for devoted service to the British soldiers she 'mothered' during the Crimean campaign. After Sebastopol was taken, she wrote 'a great work was accomplished.' She returned to England to great acclaim and her autobiography The Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole was an instant bestseller.

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Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She came to England in the hope of serving as a nurse in the Crimean War. This was a huge ambition and, as she was soon to find out, getting to the battle front was easier said than done. Through sheer confidence in her ability and a determination to succeed, she eventually left England on the steamer Hollander for the Crimea with a letter of introduction from an English doctor to Florence Nightingale. After reading this 'letter, ' Ms. Nightingale said she would be 'very happy' to do all she could to help. Amidst

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An inspiration for all Afro-Caribbean women and nurses in particular

About the Author

Ron Ramdin is the author of several books including Reimaging Britain: 500 Years of Black and Asian History; The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain;and Paul Robeson: The Man and His Mission.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904950035
Author:
Ramdin, Ron
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Medical - Nurses
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Life&times
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
145
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5 x 0.4 in 8.5 oz

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Medical
Biography » Military
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Hanover to Victorian Period

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"Synopsis" by , Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She came to England in the hope of serving as a nurse in the Crimean War. This was a huge ambition and, as she was soon to find out, getting to the battle front was easier said than done. Through sheer confidence in her ability and a determination to succeed, she eventually left England on the steamer Hollander for the Crimea with a letter of introduction from an English doctor to Florence Nightingale. After reading this 'letter, ' Ms. Nightingale said she would be 'very happy' to do all she could to help. Amidstdaily dangers, and against all odds, this unknown Jamaican nurse won deserved praise for devoted service to the British soldiers she 'mothered' during the Crimean campaign. After Sebastopol was taken, she wrote 'a great work was accomplished.' She returned to England to great acclaim and her autobiography The Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole was an instant bestseller.
"Synopsis" by , Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She came to England in the hope of serving as a nurse in the Crimean War. This was a huge ambition and, as she was soon to find out, getting to the battle front was easier said than done. Through sheer confidence in her ability and a determination to succeed, she eventually left England on the steamer Hollander for the Crimea with a letter of introduction from an English doctor to Florence Nightingale. After reading this 'letter, ' Ms. Nightingale said she would be 'very happy' to do all she could to help. Amidst
"Synopsis" by ,
An inspiration for all Afro-Caribbean women and nurses in particular
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