Mary Slessor

Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge

Publisher: YWAM Publishing

ISBN: 9781576582534

Category: Education

Page: 60

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Curriculum guide for use with the author's Mary Slessor, forward into Calabar.

Mary Slessor - Everybody's Mother

Author: Jeanette Hardage

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0718842022

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 4235


This is the story of Mary Slessor, a petite redhead from the slums of Dundee who became one of the most influencing people in the land known to her compatriots as 'the white man's grave'. Despite her eccentricities, this woman truly understood and connected with the Africans among whom she lived, so much so that the British government appointed her their first woman magistrate anywhere in the world and later awarded her the highest honor then bestowed on a woman commoner. Examining both the eraand the influence of this extraordinary woman, the book reveals aspects of her public and private life that has previously been unanswered.

Geography and Imperialism, 1820-1940

Author: Morag Bell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719039348

Category: Colonies

Page: 338

View: 2159


An examination of how European imperialism was facilitated and challenged from 1820 to 1920. With reference to geographical science, the authors add to multi-disciplinary debates on the complex cultural, ideological and intellectual bases of European imper

Lives of Scottish Women

Author: William Knox

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626557

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8782


This book tells the remarkable stories of ten women whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the concerns and problems that other women have faced throughout the last two centuries. Each is the subject of a chapter devoted to her particular story and the times in which she lived. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed great changes in women's position in Scotland, and yet little is known about the achievements of the Scottish women who were the main agents of these changes. In presenting the life stories of ten women, William Knox provides evidence of the huge contribution made by women to the shaping of modern Scotland. At the same time he shows how the life histories of individuals can reveal previously dark corners of historical understanding and allow a more nuanced picture of Scottish society as a whole. Subjects include Jane Welsh Carlyle, brilliantly gifted, but married to the wayward and demanding Thomas, Sophia Jex-Blake, Scotland's first female doctor, and Mary Slessor,

Mary Slessor

Author: Catherine MacKenzie

Publisher: Christian Focus

ISBN: 9781857923483

Category: Religion

Page: 185

View: 8341


Mary Slesor had a shocking temper and fiery red hair. Brought up in a Dundee slum, her father was an alcoholic and her life was one of hardship and poverty. However, God had a plan to reach the head-hunting tribes of Calabar, superstitious in the extreme. Living in squalor and violence. So without her knowing it, Mary Slessor had spent a large part of her life in a training ground for mission. Mary's training ground was a life in the slums of Dundee in the 1800's. Many missionaries went to Calabar and ran back home---never to be seen again. Mary Slessor, however, blazed a trail to the very tribes to which every other missionary had feared to go. Courageous, plucky, impulsive, Mary Slessor's temper was still notorious. It was said that even chiefs trembled when her eyes flashed. If you've ever wondered `What's the point? What can I do?' read this book and realise it's not about what you can do, it's about what God can do with you... and he can do anything.

Mary Slessor

Author: Sam Wellman

Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 3413


In this Heroes of the Faith volume, the reader is introduced to Mary Slessor who, armed with a relentless Christian faith, helped open up West Africa to healthy trade and to the Christian message while vehemently opposing human slavery.

Nigeria

Author: Lizzie Williams

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622392

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 3641


Despite its negative image, for travelers with an open mind and friendly demeanor Nigeria is an incredibly absorbing country in which to travel. Experience the mind-boggling chaos of Lagos, the traditional durbars, Benin bronzes and walled cities, and enjoy its single greatest quality – the warm generosity of 140 million people. Details of getting around, by bush taxi, rail, car or on foot, together with accommodations options, wildlife watching and activities, are balanced by a wealth of background information, from history (of a country dating back thousands of years) and geography to culture and the environment.

A Historical Dictionary of British Women

Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135355339

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9218


This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.