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Florence Nightingale, feminist /
Judith Lissauer Cromwell.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
description
viii, 320 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
9780786470921 (softcover : acid-free paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
isbn
9780786470921 (softcover : acid-free paper)
abstract
"This is the first biography told from a post-feminist perspective, about one of the worldʹs most famous women. Born into Victorian Britainʹs elite, a brilliant, magnetic teenager decided to devote her life to becoming a nurse. By creating a career for women that empowered them with economic independence, Florence Nightingale stands among the founders of modern feminism"--
catalogue key
9151965
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 310-314) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Historian Judith Lissauer Cromwell lives in New York.
Summaries
Main Description
This is the first, full-length biography told from a post-feminist perspective, about one of the world's most famous women. Born into Victorian Britain's elite, a brilliant, magnetic teenager decided to devote her life to the indigent sick by becoming a nurse. Florence's family, especially her mother opposed the decision. Nightingale insisted on the right to fulfill her dream. Catapulted into the Crimean war, she brought order to the chaos of British military hospitals. But she could never forget her patients, that broken army of bloody, lice-infested skeletons. Despite debilitating illness, she focused all her faculties on preventing another Crimean calamity: the death of thousands due to avoidable causes. Hygienic army installations, sanitation for India, and creation of modern nursing owe much to Nightingale. To Victorians, she personified their ideal of nurturing female. Hindsight provides a wider perspective. By creating a career for women that empowered them with economic independence, Florence Nightingale stands among the founders of modern feminism.
Main Description
This is the first, full-length biography of Florence Nightingale told from a post-feminist perspective. Born into Victorian Britain's elite, a brilliant, magnetic teenager decided to devote her life to the indigent sick by becoming a nurse. Florence's family, especially her mother, opposed the decision, yet Nightingale insisted. Catapulted into the Crimean War, she brought order to the chaos of British military hospitals, but she could never forget her patients. Despite debilitating illness, she focused on preventing another Crimean calamity: the death of thousands due to avoidable causes. Hygienic army installations, sanitation for India, and creation of modern nursing owe much to Florence Nightingale. To Victorians, she personified their ideal of nurturing female. Hindsight provides a wider perspective. By creating a career for women that empowered them with economic independence, Florence Nightingale stands among the founders of modern feminism.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
The Child Is Mother of the Womanp. 9
Seesawp. 24
"My little plan"p. 35
"Idol of the man I adored"p. 45
A Taste of Freedomp. 53
The Penultimate Battlep. 64
The Prison Called Familyp. 77
Harley Streetp. 89
"There is but one person in England"p. 99
"The kingdom of hell"p. 110
"These gigantic hospitals"p. 120
Unparalleled Calamityp. 133
Balaclava Springp. 144
Contest for the Crimeap. 156
Victoryp. 166
"I can never forget"p. 175
The Royal Commissionp. 185
"The welfare and efficiency of the British Army"p. 197
Annus Horribilisp. 209
"How People May Live and Not Die in India"p. 220
Nursingp. 232
Family Mattersp. 245
"The People of India"p. 258
"The love that is so broad"p. 267
"A blessed life"p. 278
Afterwordp. 287
Chapter Notesp. 291
Select Bibliographyp. 310
Indexp. 315
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