Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

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Mary Seacole was born a free black woman in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century. In her long and varied life, she travelled in Central America, Russia, and Europe; found work as an inn-keeper and as a 'doctress' during the Crimean War; and became a famed heroine, the author of her own biography, in Britain. As this work shows, Mary Seacole had a sharp instinct for hypocrisy as well as ripe taste for sarcasm., Frequently we see her joyfully rise to mock the limitations artificially imposed on her as a black woman. She emerges from her writings as an individual with a zest for travel, adventure, and independence, a stimulating and inspiring figure.

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Wonderful Adventures is a rare example of an early autobiography by a Black British woman originally published in 1857. Mary Seacole, born into Jamaican slave society, chronicles her extensive travels and experiences for a Victorian public. A significant figure in the Crimean War, Mary Seacole deserves to stand beside Florence Nightingale, but is seldom mentioned or accorded even a footnote. She chronicles her extensive travels. Businesswoman, traveller, gold prospector, writer, nurse, she led a varied and exciting life. In 2004 she was voted the greatest Black Briton

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First published in 1857, this autobiographical work by the Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole (1805–81) is reissued here in its 1858 printing. It covers her varied and colourful career, most notably the care she provided for wounded soldiers during the Crimean War.

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