Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth by Lynn McDonald

Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth

byLynn McDonald

Kobo ebook | April 29, 2014

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Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth is the first book to challenge the popular misconceptions that surround Mary Seacole’s iconic status as a “pioneer nurse” and battlefield heroine, intended, by some, to replace Florence Nightingale in those roles. McDonald masterfully disentangles reality from the myths, both those that exaggerate Seacole’s work and ignore or denigrate Nightingale’s. Drawing on the considerable primary sources available on both women, including letters and journal notes by officers, medical doctors and other observers during the Crimean War, as well as Seacole’s own memoir, McDonald debunks claims that Seacole was the real heroine of the Crimean War and a pioneer of healthcare. Her book supports the recognition of Seacole for her life and work, but not as the decorated battlefield heroine as she is typically portrayed today.
Title:Mary Seacole: The Making of the MythFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Iguana BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771800569

ISBN - 13:9781771800563

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