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Mary Edwards Walker

Dale L. Walker

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Genres:

History

Description:

Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) defied the conventions of her era. Born and raised on a farm in Oswego, New York, Walker became one of a handful of female physicians in the nation-and became a passionate believer in the rights of women. She campaigned for women’s suffrage and against traditional male-dominated marriage vows, and any issue involving the sublimation of her sex. From the outset of the Civil War, Walker volunteered her services as a physician. Despite almost universal opposition from army commanders and field surgeons, Walker served in the many bloody theaters of the war. She was captured by Confederates near Chattanooga in 1864, she served four months in a Southern prison hell-hole where she tended the prisoners of war. In 1865 she became the only woman in American history to receive the nation’s highest award for military valor, the Medal of Honor.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kris Faulkner

Length:

4h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:05