Nursing burned children in the Chicago School fire disaster, 1958

4 ‘Hurting and caring’: Nursing burned children in the Chicago School fire disaster, 1958 Barbara Brodie Introduction This is a narrative history of the injured children, their families and the medical staff, particularly the nurses, who closely cared for them after a devastating school fire in Chicago. The story briefly covers the actual fire and the children’s rescue and their arrival at the local hospital. It closely examines the physical and emotional care given to the young patients and their families as they struggled with the devastating reality of the

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The question of evidence

, social and legal backgrounds. Mabo and native title The Mabo decision is of deep significance to the legal, political and social life of Australia, and constitutes a critical moment in our history as a nation. In 1992, ten years after Eddie Mabo and four other Torres Strait Islanders who inhabited the Murray

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success of the initiative is reflected in the fact that almost three decades later – and some one hundred volumes in the Series – the original iconoclasm of its intervention has now become a historiographical commonplace. What, in the wake of the successful publishing history of the Series, is there still left to say about the relationship between empire and nation? 5 This

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law addressing the law of evidence. In addition it indicates the value of sources which extend beyond the customary definition of ‘legal literature’ to the study of colonial Australian legal history. From 1805 to 1849 the inadmissibility of testimony by Aboriginal people was repeatedly framed as an impediment to justice that could be resolved only by means of legislation. In 1805

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Chapter 4 . Sources for local history I t is a characteristic of early local historians that they were not willing to sacrifice substance in favour of style. They preferred to overburden their readers with evidence rather than to omit sources from their works. Habington justified transcribing four deeds into his account of one Worcestershire manor on the grounds that they were short and ‘cannot bee tedyous to any but suche whose tast cannot relyshe nor stomacke digest antiquityes’. Similarly, Lambarde included the Saxon will of Byrhtric of Mepham, ‘though

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Curiously, much of the ‘colonial’ era of American history (understood as the period from the first English encroachments on the North Atlantic seaboard in the late sixteenth century until the end of the War of Independence in 1783) has been written of as a history not of colonizing at all, but of settlement. ‘Colonial America’, in traditional

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Land and its acquisition was at the heart of Australia’s colonial history: land was the defining feature of settler colonialism. As historian Humphrey McQueen has pointed out, ‘just how important land was in the formation of the political and social consciousness of the Australian people [is] demonstrated by recounting some of the prolonged

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Americas – dominium as a combination of sovereign and proprietary title – and fathered international law – and provided a consummate legitimation for one of the more spectacularly rapacious imperial powers. Beginning with Vitoria and that ambivalence, this chapter offers a brief history of imperial law, focusing ultimately on its terminal failure in colonialism. What this

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currency and expression of such ideas. They also exemplify some of the ways in which a distinguished history and idealised image of the town circulated and became embedded in local culture. Stories told to children, rhymes and song, sermons delivered in honour of locally venerated saints, mythical tales of kings and giants, antiquarian researches by town clerks, all enriched the shared memories of

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Institutional memory and contemporary history Chapter 10 Institutional memory and contemporary history in the House of Commons, 1547–1640 Paul Seaward T    wo memories of the early modern House of Commons. The first is in 1601: at the end of his entry for the last day of the last parliament of Elizabeth I, just after he noted the subdued and cool response to the queen as she emerged from the House of Lords, the Elizabethan parliamentary diarist Hayward Townshend wrote that over the seats in the parliament house are certain holes, some two inches square, in

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