Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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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 understanding without sacrificing candor or honesty.

 

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Contents

Years to Womanhood
1
Battlefield Commission
25
Travels and Travail
65
A New Beginning
81
The Red Cross What It Became
99
Road to Rejection
139
Last Years Last Words
159
Bibliography
167
Index
171
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About the author (1995)

DAVID H. BURTON is Professor of History at St. Joseph's University.

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