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Clara Barton : in the service of humanity

Author: David H Burton
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
Series: Contributions in women's studies, no. 148.
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This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burton, David Henry, 1925-
Clara Barton.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995
(DLC) 94037878
Named Person: Clara Barton; Clara Barton; Clara Barton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H Burton
ISBN: 0313002177 9780313002175 031328945X 9780313289453
OCLC Number: 50322365
Description: 1 online resource (x, 176 pages).
Contents: Preface; 1 Years to Womanhood; 2 Battlefield Commission; 3 Travels and Travail; 4 A New Beginning; 5 The Red Cross: What It Became; 6 Road to Rejection; 7 Last Years, Last Words; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Contributions in women's studies, no. 148.
Responsibility: David H. Burton.

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This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Her life story is told here with sympathy and unders.

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