Angels of Mercy: Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War by Chris Schoeman

Women In History

By Chris Schoeman

After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer warfare, 1000s of girls left their nations for South Africa, a few looking for event, others with a powerful wish to aid the sufferers of conflict. They got here from around the world – from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer international locations in Europe. yet, no matter what their origins, all of them got here to stay and paintings below harsh stipulations in a global that was once overseas to them.

Angels of Mercy tells the tale of twelve of those courageous ladies. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, a few labored as nurses at the frontline, whereas others got here to educate Boer little ones within the focus camps. according to own diaries and letters and different wartime assets, this attention-grabbing and encouraging ebook tells in their trials and tribulations as they handled the hazards of battle, the extremes of our surroundings, and the sorrowful eyes of the loss of life males below their care. Theirs are tales of compassion and braveness.

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Seattle’s most northern ward was the thirteenth, which included a large number of mills and shipyards. Unlike its neighboring districts, the Thirteenth Ward was home to a large percentage of the city’s Norwegian and Swedish residents, who found steady work in the mills. The same year that Seattle leaders carved out the Thirteenth Ward in the northern reaches of the city, they annexed two large areas south of Yesler Way. The Twelfth Ward, like wards nine and eleven, was still rather sparsely settled in 1910.

Like the surrounding districts, this ward held a comparable middle-class residential population, yet lacked any industry. Seattle’s most northern ward was the thirteenth, which included a large number of mills and shipyards. Unlike its neighboring districts, the Thirteenth Ward was home to a large percentage of the city’s Norwegian and Swedish residents, who found steady work in the mills. The same year that Seattle leaders carved out the Thirteenth Ward in the northern reaches of the city, they annexed two large areas south of Yesler Way.

Politics, then, increasingly became the primary vehicle for advancing the interests of the working class as well as saving the city and state from corporate political corruption. In the 1892 state and national elections, Populists chipped away at both major parties, claiming 28 percent of the overall vote and eight seats in the state legislature. 38 The Panic of 1893, however, profoundly changed Washington’s social and political landscape, greatly improving the People’s Party’s chances for success.

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