Civil War Hospital Sketches

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Dover Publications #ad - A fiery baptism in the practice of nursing awaited her at Washington Hospital, were she arrived immediately after the slaughter of the Army of the Potomac at the battle of Fredericksburg. A vivid and truthful portrait of an often overlooked aspect of the Civil War, this book remains among the most illuminating reports of the era's medical practices as well as a moving testimonial to the war's human cost.

Then, as now, these chronicles revealed the desperate realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service. Writing under a pseudonym, massachusetts, to Washington, Alcott recounted the vicissitudes of her two-day journey from her home in Concord, D. C. Written during the winter of 1862–63, her lively dispatches appeared in the newspaper Commonwealth, where they were eagerly read by soldiers' friends and families.

Civil War Hospital Sketches #ad - Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army hospital. Alcott's rapidly paced prose graphically depicts the facts of hospital life, deftly balancing pathos with gentle humor.

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Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War

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Seal Press #ad - These letters were published in the newspaper, and her subsequent book, Hospital Sketches spotlighted the dire conditions of the military hospitals and the suffering endured by the wounded soldiers she cared for. An eye-opening look at little women author louisa may alcott's time as a civil war nurse, and the far-reaching implications her service had on her writing and her activism Louisa on the Frontlines is the first narrative nonfiction book focusing on the least-known aspect of Louisa May Alcott's career - her time spent as a nurse during the Civil War.

It also deeply affected her tenuous relationship with her father, and inspired her commitment to abolitionism. Though her service was brief, the dramatic experience was one that she considered pivotal in helping her write the beloved classic Little Women. Through it all, she kept a journal and wrote letters to her family and friends.

Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War #ad - To this day, her work is considered a pioneering account of military nursing. Louisa on the frontlines reveals the emergence of this prominent feminist and abolitionist--a woman whose life and work has inspired millions and continues to do so today,. Alcott's time as an army nurse in the Civil War helped her find her authentic voice--and cemented her foundational belief system.

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Memoranda During the War: Civil War Journals, 1863-1865 Dover Books on Americana

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Dover Publications #ad - There he served as a military hospital volunteer, offering medical and spiritual comfort to sick and dying soldiers. Profoundly moved by his experiences in the army hospital, Whitman settled in Washington, D. C. For the rest of the war. The poet hurried from his Brooklyn home to a Virginia battlefront, where he found his brother, wounded but recovering.

His evocative, poetic reflections offer a unique portrait of Civil War life. These reflections by one of america's greatest poets on the nation's most momentous struggle began when Walt Whitman discovered his brother's name in a newspaper list of Union Army casualties. His journal entries express in simple, heartfelt terms his Civil War experiences.

Memoranda During the War: Civil War Journals, 1863-1865 Dover Books on Americana #ad - First published in book form in 1875, whitman's Memoranda recounts soldiers' anecdotes of recent battles and army life as well as their last words and final messages to faraway friends and family. Whitman recorded his impressions of Abraham Lincoln, whom he frequently encountered on the city streets, and his thoughts on the conflict's day-to-day and historical significance.

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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Pbs and hbo documentary scriptwriter Harriet Reisen reveals the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic as never before. Although alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, and served as a Civil War nurse, harbored radical abolitionist views, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James.

Louisa may alcott is the perfect gift for fans of Little Women and of Greta Gerwig's adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan. At last, louisa may alcott has the biography that admirers of Little Women might have hoped for. The wall street journal's 10 best books of the yeara fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen's vivid biography explores the author's life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women #ad - Stories and details culled from alcott's journals, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries, together with revealing letters to family, and publishers, friends, provide the basis for this lively account of the author's classic rags-to-riches tale.

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Major Problems in American History, Volume I

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Cengage Learning #ad - This collection serves as the primary anthology for the introductory survey course, covering the subject’s entire chronological span. Key pedagogical elements of the major Problems format have been retained: 15 to 16 chapters per volume, chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings. Important notice: media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

History. Comprehensive topical coverage includes politics, economics, labor, culture, gender, and social trends. Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the mAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.

Major Problems in American History, Volume I #ad - S. The fourth edition has been revised to reflect two new historiographical trends: the emergence of the history of religion as an exceptionally lively field and the internationalization of American history. Several chapters include images, songs, and poems to give students a better “feel” for the time period and events under discussion.

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Kate: The Journal Of A Confederate Nurse

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Golden Springs Publishing #ad - H. Stout, army medical practices, this book provides a solid look behind the lines of Civil War action in depicting civilian attitudes, until May 29, a progressive military physician committed to the employment of women in hospitals, 1865, and the administrative workings of the Confederate hospital system.

Spanning the time she was assigned to her first post in Okolona, Mississippi in April 186, working under Doctor S. This fascinating journal of kate cumming, one of the first women to offer her services for the care of the South’s wounded soldiers of the bloody Civil War, represents a detailed record of her activities and thoughts as a nurse.

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Sufferings in Africa

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Ravenio Books #ad - They headed inland, only to be captured by marauding Sahrawi natives who kept them as slaves. Riley and his crew were beaten, sun-burnt, starved, and forced to drink camel urine before eventually being rescued. Abraham lincoln, alongside the bible and Pilgrim's Progress, listed Riley's narrative, as one of the three most influential works that shaped his views on slavery.

In august 1815, new england sea captain James Riley and his crew were shipwrecked off the coast of Moroccan Western Sahara.

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Company Aytch

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Plume #ad - Lee, from the tedium of grueling marches to the terror of fellow soldiers' deaths, from breaking bread with a Georgia family to confronting the enemy eye to eye. By turns humorous and harrowing, fervent and philosophical, Company Aytch offers a rare and exhilarating glimpse of the Civil War through the eyes of a man who lived it—and lived to tell about it.

This edition of company aytch also contains six previously uncollected articles by Sam Watkins, a concise history of Watkins's regiment, a glossary of technical and military terms, a chronology of events, including a map and period illustrations, a biographical directory of individuals mentioned in the narrative, plus other valuable supplementary materials, and geographic and topical indexes.

Company Aytch #ad -  . Samuel rush watkins was a private in the confederate Army, a twenty-one-year-old Southerner from Tennessee who knew about war but had never experienced it firsthand. With the immediacy of a dispatch from the front lines, here are Watkins' firsthand observations and recollections, from combat on the battlefields of Shiloh and Chickamauga to encounters with Stonewall Jackson and Robert E.

Told from the point of view of an ordinary foot soldier, this personal memoir has been hailed as one of the liveliest, wittiest, and most significant commentaries ever written on the Civil War. Among the plethora of books about the civil war,  company Aytch stands out for its uniquely personal view of the events as related by a most engaging writer—a man with Twain-like talents who served as a foot soldier for four long years in the Confederate army.

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Doctor Zay by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

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#ad - Trusta. Elizabeth stuart phelps and her husband co-authored two Biblical romances in 1890 and 1891. Her autobiography, chapters from a Life was published in 1896 after being serialized in McClure's. While writing other popular stories, by lecturing and otherwise, for social reform, she was also a great advocate, temperance, and the emancipation of women.

She also used the pseudonym Mary Adams. Elizabeth stuart phelps ward, was an american author and an early advocate of clothing reform for women, born Mary Gray Phelps, urging them to burn their corsets. In most of her writings she used her mother's name "Elizabeth Stuart Phelps" as a pseudonym, both before and after her marriage in 1888 to Herbert Dickinson Ward, a journalist seventeen years younger.

Doctor Zay by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps #ad - Her last work, Comrades 1911, was published posthumously. One work, trixy 1904, dealt with another cause she supported, anti-vivisection a topic on which she also addressed the Massachusetts State Legislature. She was also involved in clothing reform for women, urging them to burn their corsets in 1874. Ward's mother, elizabeth wooster stuart phelps, august 13, 1815—November 30, 1852 wrote the Kitty Brown books under the pen name H.

She also wrote a large number of essays for Harper'sPhelps continued to write short stories and novels into the twentieth century. Phelps died january 28, in Newton Center, 1911, Massachusetts. Her father austin phelps was pastor of the pine street Congregational Church until 1848, when he accepted a position as the Chair of Rhetoric at Andover Theological Seminary and moved the family to Boston.

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Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - This story of bronson and louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters. Winner of the pulitzer Prize for BiographyLouisa May Alcott is known universally. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame.

Yet during louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family.

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