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From: Jasminjo2@aol.com Subject: Books on Crimean War-Reply Date: March 30, 2010 12:19:28 PM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <email@example.com> Cc: Scott N. Hendrix, Ph.D. <hendsn1@GMAIL.COM> Not exactly on the war itself but with some fascinating sidelights on the formation and contesting of memory, there is Jane Robinson's "Mary Seacole; The most Famous Black Woman of the Victorian Age" London/New York 2004. Robinson isn't an academic historian but her account of Seacole's turbulent post-Crimean career has a bit to say about how she was remembered- especially in elite military circles, who kept raising subscriptions to keep her financially solvent. She appears also to have been popular with the common soldiers but they were less likely to be chipping in cash when the appeals were made. Obviously there was a big war over memory going on between Seacole's rather traditional "camp follower" style of support to the troops (a version of the French "cantiniere" approach) and Florence Nightingale's much more bureaucratic and bourgeois approach. Brian G H Ditcham firstname.lastname@example.org ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----