Autobiography/Memoir

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Mary Seacole

2017

This is the autobiography of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican business woman who applied to assist when the Crimean War broke out. She was refused, but travelled independently and set up a hotel and assisted battlefield wounded. Mary Seacole is celebrated as a mixed-race woman who successfully combated racial prejudice. She was in foster care as a child.