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Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature, Volume 5 in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, is the main source of Nightingale’s work on the methodology of social science and her views on social reform. Here we see how she took her “call to service” into practice: by first learning how the laws of God’s world operate, one can then determine how to intervene for good. There is material on medical statistics, the census, pauperism and Poor Law reform, the need for income security measures and better housing, on crime, gender and the family. Her comments on a new edition of The Dialogues of Plato are given, with their impact on the revision of the next edition. We see Nightingale’s condemnation of Plato’s “community of wives,” with her stirring approval of love (even outside marriage!), marriage and the family. In this volume also her views on natural science, education and literature are reported.

Nightingale was an astute behind-the-scenes political activist. Society and Politics publishes (much of it for the first time) her correspondence with such leading political figures as Queen Victoria, W.E. Gladstone and J.S. Mill. There are notes and essays on public administration and personal observations on various members of royalty, prime ministers and ministers, and Indian viceroys. Nightingale’s support of the vote for women (contrary to much in the secondary literature) is here shown. Correspondence and notes on British general elections from 1834 to 1900 is reported, with letters to and for (Liberal) political candidates and fierce condemnations of Conservatives.

Currently, Volumes 1 to 11 are available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Dramatis Personae
  2. pp. xi-xi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xii-xii
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  1. Florence Nightingale: A Précis of the Collected Works
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction to Volume 5
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Key to Editing
  2. pp. 5-8
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  1. Society: Essays, Letters and Notes on Social Physics and Social Statistics
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. Nightingale’s Quetelet
  2. pp. 11-128
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  1. Social Policy, Poverty, Poor Law and Charity
  2. pp. 129-276
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  1. Politics: Essays, Notes and Letters
  2. pp. 277-278
  1. Government, Public Policy and Elections
  2. pp. 279-328
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  1. Elections and Party Politics
  2. pp. 329-368
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  1. Political Notables: Letters and Notes
  2. pp. 369-548
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  1. Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature
  2. pp. 549-550
  1. Philosophy
  2. pp. 551-644
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  1. Natural Science
  2. pp. 645-662
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  1. Education
  2. pp. 663-724
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  1. Literature
  2. pp. 725-808
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  1. Non-human Species, Love of Nature, Birds
  2. pp. 809-824
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 827-838
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 839-848
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 849-871
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780889207073
Related ISBN
9780889204294
MARC Record
OCLC
230181334
Pages
896
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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