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The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal

Autore: Marian Moser Jones
Editore: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Persona incaricata: Clara Barton; Mabel Thorp Boardman; Clara Barton; Mabel Thorp Boardman; Clara Barton; Mabel Thorp Boardman
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Marian Moser Jones
ISBN: 9781421407388 1421407388 9781421408231 1421408236
Numero OCLC: 786245443
Descrizione: xxvii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Marian Moser Jones.

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In dark skirts and bloodied boots, Clara Barton fearlessly ventured on to Civil War battlefields to tend to wounded soldiers. She later founded and ran the American Red Cross. This book tells the  Per saperne di più…

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