Although selections from this long work have been published, Lynn Mc Donald is the first editor to work through the numerous surviving drafts of Nightingale's writing and present it as a complete volume. It is not printed in columns in the current volume, and the contemporary annotations are shown here as footnotes, but it remains a complext text to follow. Much of this material is highly personal, even confessional in nature. A liberal today she would be a social democrat , she ardently opposed the cold-hearted laissez-faire policies that dominated in her day. Lynn McDonald has done the academic community invaluable service in bringing together at long last the collected works of this shaper of history. Brad Faught, Tyndale University College, Toronto -- Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol. Mill who used it in his The Subjection of Women to the latest generation of women's activists.
On every page there are biblical allusions, which are faithfully identified. On every page there are biblical allusions, which are faithfully identified. The editing of these volumes is exemplary. It pulls together material that has been hitherto diffused across more than 150 collections, some of them private ones, in places ranging from Germany to India and Japan, as well as numerous English-speaking countries. The editors have also provided an introduction and commentary to set the work into a biographical, historical, and philosophical context.
Nothing could be further from the truth, and luckily, Canada has the world's leading expert on Nightingale's work and thought to set the record straight. The product of rigorous scholarship, of meticulous historical research--and a labour of love. Florence Nightingale's Suggestions for Thought has intrigued readers from feminist-philosopher J. Though best known for her pioneering demonstration that disease rather than wounds killed most soldiers, she was also heavily allied to social reform movements and to feminist protest against the enforced idleness of middle-class women. Retrieved Mar 11 2019 from 9780889204652 Florence Nightingale's Suggestions for thought. Each thematic section has an introductory essay and these are amplified by a full outline of Nightingale's life and thought in volume 1.
She understood the problems of public administration and polity or lack of it. Here the printed text is shown with the original novel draft alongside. Suggestions for Thought to the Searchers after Truth Among the Artisans of England 1860 , which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in 19th-century history of feminist thought and is published here for the first time. Important personalities are accorded short biographies. Joy, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences emeritus , Bethesda. She illuminates the astonishing scope of Nightingale's genius and her prolific work for the public good.
Search by the theorist's name or theory and once you have located some useful articles, look at Subject Terms or Keywords within the individual articles for more suggestions on search terms. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to the beliefs, influences and practices of this complex person. This volume illuminates a little-known dimension of Nightingale's personality, bringing forth the ideas that served as the guiding principles of her work. Brad Faught, Tyndale University College, Toronto -- Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol. Nightingale was less honoured in her own day than she should have been and is too often slighted or misinterpreted in modern times. It is not generally known, however, that Nightingale was at the forefront of the religious, philosophical, and scientific though of her time.
This series is an essential addition to any serious nursing history collection. Those too famous to be forgotten are instead used as object lessons about the dangers of getting 'uppity', of marrying too frequently or not at all. This is a prodigious undertaking. It cannot have been an easy editorial task, and indeed McDonald notes the difficulty of following Nightingale's back and forth debate, for example on 'Man's Will and God's Law,' literally inscribed on the manuscript, with public health expert Dr John Sutherland. The editorial introduction outlines the genesis and early printing of the text. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
She also brings to the present project a graceful prose that is a pleasure to read. Here the printed text is shown with the original novel draft alongside. Currently, Volumes 1 to 11 are available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary. There are 'Related Texts' in an appendix, with cross-references. Important personalities are accorded short biographies. Early correspondence shows a young woman who was driven, yet curious and lighthearted. Suggestions for Thought, which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in nineteenth-century history of feminist thought.
Currently, Volumes 1 to 11 are available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary. Table of Contents for Florence Nightingale at First Hand by Lynn McDonald List of Figures List of Illustrations Preface Dramatis Personae A Quick Sketch of Florence Nightingaleas Life 1. In this regard the Nightingale project ranks with both the Gladstone diaries and the Disraeli letters as a major undertaking in the field of Victorian-era scholarship and there is of surpassing value to historians of the period, as well as to general readers. The editors have also provided an introduction and commentary to set the work into a biographical, historical, and philosophical context. She is a thoroughly modern heroine who achieved iconic status by dint of her own efforts.