Adele Marion Fielde: Feminist, Social Activist, Scientist
By: Leonard Warren (author)Hardback
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Adele Marion Fielde, born in 1839, was a teacher, an evangelist, a social activist, scientist, lexicographer, writer and lecturer. As an American missionary in China, she became a local teacher and evangelist, struggling to reconcile her Baptist upbringing with her restless intellect. As an energetic social activist, she was a major figure in the suffragist movement, the abolition of the slave trade and the founding of two hospitals. As a scientist she conducted seminal research which is still discussed and studied today. This book provides an in-depth biographical study of the life of this remarkable woman, exploring her impact on her contemporary society, and her abiding influence on the scientific and academic communities to the present day. The author examines the social and religious constraints on Fielde's life and work and discusses her efforts to transcend these through the construction of a personal system of belief which emphasized the importance of helping others. He demonstrates how, as a woman of immense energy and intellectual ability, she was able to influence the scientific and political communities despite their prevailing negative attitude towards women.
Adele Marion Fielde will be of vital interest to scholars concerned with the study of gender and the history of science.
Table of Contents Chronology Abbreviations Preface Prologue C hapter 1. Beginnings Chapter 2. Out of the Nest Chapter 3. Bangkok Chapter 4. Passage Through America Chapter 5. Swatow, China Chapter 6. Philadelphia, 1883-1885 Chapter 7. Last Years in the Far East Chapter 8. The Voyage Home Chapter 9. New York Chapter 10. Religion, science and the occult Chapter 11. Ants Chapter 12. Seattle Chapter 13. A model death Bibliography
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