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Mary Ann Bickerdyke

Activist (19-Jul-1817 — 8-Nov-1901)


Nina Brown Baker. Cyclone in Calico: The Story of Mary Ann Bickerdyke. Boston: Little, Brown. 1952. 278pp.

Margaret Davis Burton. The Woman Who Battled for the Boys in Blue: Mother Bickerdyke: Her Life and Labors for the Relief of Our Soldiers: Sketches of Battle Scenes and Incidents of the Sanitary Service. San Francisco: A. T. Dewey. 1886. 166pp.

Julia A. Chase. Mary A. Bickerdyke, "Mother": The Life Story of One Who, as Wife, Mother, Army Nurse, Pension Agent and City Missionary, Has Touched the Heights and Depths of Human Life. Lawrence, KS: Journal Publishing House. 1896. 145pp.

Adele De Leeuw. Civil War Nurse: Mary Ann Bickerdyke. New York: J. Messner. 1973. 158pp.

Florence Shaw Kellogg. Mother Bickerdyke as I Knew Her. Chicago: Unity Publishing Co.. 1907. 176pp.

Martin Litvin. The Young Mary, 1817-1861: Early Years of Mother Bickerdyke, America's Florence Nightingale, and Patron Saint of Kansas. Galesburg, IL: Log City Books. 1976. 201pp.


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