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PITHY QUOTE FROM Martineau: British History

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Wise men knew that this machinery would, in a few years, employ many times more than the number of persons at first turned adrift: but this truth did not feed those who were hungering now; and it is no wonder that their misery avenged itself on the machinery which was doing their work, and, as they declared, stealing their bread.

Harriet Martineau's Writing on British History. Volume 1, History of the Peace, Book 2

Harriet Martineau's Writing on British History. Electronic Edition. book cover

Harriet Martineau's Writing on British History. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-063-9

Language: English

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Harriet Martineau. Chalk drawing by George Richmond, c. 1849

List of Contents

Martineau, Harriet. Harriet Martineau's Writing on British History and Military Reform. Edited by Deborah Anna Logan. 6 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2005.

  • Vols. 1–5. History of the Peace: Being a History of England from 1816 to 1854. With an introduction 1800 to 1815 (1864)
  • Vol. 6. England and her Soldiers (1859); Daily News leaders on sanitary reform in the armed forces: “Army Hygiene” (14 January 1859 and 18 January 1859); “Royal Commission on the Sanitary Condition of the Army” (26 January 1859); “Reconstitution of the Army Medical Department” ( 11 February 1859 ); “An appeal to the Minister of War: Why the Delay?”(16 February 1859); “Sanitary reform for preventable epidemic disease as a matter of national security” (5 March 1859); “Sidney Herbert and barrack reform” (27 June 1859); “Overview of sanitary reform in the military in 'Review of the Year'” (31 December 1859); “Health in the Camps,” “Health in the Hospitals,” Atlantic Monthly (1861); Previously unpublished correspondence between Martineau and Florence Nightingale addressing health, illness, mortality, preventable disease, and nationalism; Selections from Once a Week: “Florence Nightingale’s Latest Charity” (15 August 1863); “The Training of Nurses” (30 June 1860); “3 Woman’s Battlefield” (3 December 1859); “The Soldier and Sailor: Their Health” (5 January 1861); “Nurses Wanted,” Cornhill Magazine (1865); “Miss Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing,” Quarterly Review (1860)



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