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Wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole in many lands /

Mary Seacole ; with an introduction by William L. Andrews.

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Author: Seacole, Mary
Other Names: Andrews, William L.,
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Schomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers.
Topics: Crimean War, 1853-1856 - Personal narratives, Jamaican. | Women, Black - Jamaica - Biography. | Guerre de Crimée, 1853-1856 - Récits personnels jamaïquains. | Noirs - Jamaïque - Biographies. | Guerre de Crimée (1853-1856) | Noirs - Jamaïque - Biographies. | Seacole, Mary, 1805-1881. | Seacole, Mary, 1805-1881 - Travel.
Regions: Jamaica - Biography. | Jamaica.
Genres: Travel writing. | Autobiographies. | Autobiographies. | Travel writing. | Biographies.
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I. My birth and parentage -- Early tastes and travels -- Marriage, and widowhood -- II. Struggles for life -- The cholera in Jamaica -- I leave Kingston for the Isthmus of Panama -- Chagres, Navy Bay, and Gatun -- Life in Panama -- Up to the River Chagres to Gorgona and Cruces -- III. My reception at the Independent Hotel -- A Cruces table d'Hôte -- Life in Cruces -- Amusements of the crowds -- A novel four-post bed -- IV. An unwelcome visitor in Cruces -- The cholera -- Success of the yellow doctress -- Fearful scene at the mule-owner's -- The burying parties -- The cholera attacks me -- V. American sympathy -- I take an hotel in Cruces -- My customers -- Lola Montes -- Miss Hayes and the bishop -- Gambling in Cruces -- Quarrels amongst the travelers -- New Granadian military -- The thieves of Cruces -- A narrow escape -- VI. Migration to Gorgona -- Farewell dinners and speeches -- A building speculation -- Life in Gorgona -- Sympathy with American slaves -- Dr. Casey in trouble -- Floods and fires -- Yankees independence and freedom -- VII. The yellow fever in Jamaica -- My experience of death-bed scenes -- I leave again for Navy Bay, and open a store there -- I am attacked with the gold fever, and start for Escribanos -- Life in the interior of the Republic of New Granada -- A revolutionary conspiracy on a small scale -- The dinner delicacies of Escribanos -- Journey up the Palmilla River -- A few words on the present aspect of affairs on the Isthmus of Panama -- VIII. I long to join the British Army before Sebastopol -- My wanderings about London for that purpose -- How I failed -- Establishment of the firm of 'day and Martin' -- I embark for Turkey -- IX. Voyage to Constantinople -- Malta -- Gibraltar -- Constantinople, and what I thought of it -- Visit to Scutari hospital -- Miss Nightingale -- X. "Jew Johnny" -- I start for Balaclava -- Kindness of my old friends -- On board the "Medora" -- My life on shore -- The sick wharf -- XI. Alarms in the harbour -- Getting the stores on shore -- Robbery by night and day -- The predatory tribes of Balaclava -- Activity of the authorities -- We obtain leave to erect our store, and fix upon Spring Hill as its site -- The Turkish Pacha -- The flood -- Our carpenters -- I become an English schoolmistress abroad -- XII. The British Hotel -- Domestic difficulties -- Our enemies -- The Russian Rats -- Adventures in search of a cat -- Light-fingered Zouaves -- Crimean thieves -- Powdering a horse -- XIII. My work in the Crimea -- XIV. My customers at the British hotel -- XV. My first glimpse of war -- Advance of my Turkish friends on Kamara -- Visitors to the camp -- Miss Nightingale -- Mons. Soyer and the cholera -- Summer in the Crimea -- "Thirsty souls" -- Death busy in the trenches -- XVI. Under fire on the fatal 18th of June -- Before the Redan -- At the cemetery -- The Armistice -- Deaths at head-quarters -- Depression in the camp -- Plenty in the Crimea -- The plague of flies -- Under fire at the Battle of the Tchernaya- Work on the field -- My patients -- XVII. Inside Sebastopol -- The last bombardment of Sebastopol -- On Cathcart's hill -- Rumours in the camp -- The attack on the Malakhoff -- The old work again -- A Sunday excursion -- Inside "our" city -- I am taken for a spy, and thereat lose my temper -- I visit the Redan, etc. -- My share of the plunder -- XVIII. Holiday in the camp -- A new enemy, time -- Amusements in the Crimea -- My share in them -- Dinner at Spring Hill -- At the race -- Christmas Day in the British hotel -- New Year's day in the hospital -- Chapter XIX. New Year in the Crimea -- Good news -- The armistice -- Barter with the Russians -- War and peace -- Tidings of peace -- Excursions into the interior of the Crimea -- To Simpheropol, Baktchiserai, etc. -- The troops begin to leave the Crimea -- Friends' farewells -- The cemeteries -- We remove from Spring Hill to Balaclava -- Alarming sacrifice of our stock -- A last glimpse of Sebastopol -- Home! -- Conclusion.

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