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The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal

Author: Marian Moser Jones
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: In dark skirts and bloodied boots, Clara Barton fearlessly ventured onto Civil War battlefields to tend to wounded soldiers. She later worked with civilians in Europe during the Franco-Prussian War, lobbied legislators to ratify the Geneva conventions, and founded and ran the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal tells the story of the charitable organization from its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Clara Barton; Mabel Thorp Boardman; Clara Barton; Mabel Thorp Boardman; Clara Barton; Mabel Thorp Boardman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Moser Jones
ISBN: 9781421407388 1421407388 9781421408231 1421408236
OCLC Number: 786245443
Description: xxvii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Chronology --
Part 1: Barton Era: --
1: Miss Barton goes to Washington --
2: Transatlantic transplant --
3: National calamities --
4: Misfortunes of other nations --
5: Cuba and controversy --
Part 2: Boardman Era: --
6: Barton versus Boardman --
7: Shifting ground --
8: Establishment --
9: Fighting on two fronts --
Part 3: Between The Wars: --
10: Triage for terror --
11: Baptism in mud --
12: Scorched earth --
13: New deal for disasters --
Epilogue: Blood and grit --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
List of archival sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Marian Moser Jones.

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