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Author Roberts, Samuel, 1973-
Title Infectious fear : politics, disease, and the health effects of segregation / Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA644.T7 R647 2009    AVAILABLE    30530001034743
Descript xiii, 313 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Series Studies in social medicine
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-298) and index
Introduction : disease histories and race histories -- Toward a historical epidemiology of African American tuberculosis -- The rise of the city and the decline of the Negro : the historical idea of Black tuberculosis and the politics of color and class -- Urban underdevelopment, politics, and the landscape of health -- Establishing boundaries : politics, science, and stigma in the early antituberculosis movement -- Locating African Americans and finding the "lung block" -- The web of surveillance and the emerging politics of public health in Baltimore -- The road to Henryton and the ends of progressivism -- Conclusion : unequal burdens : public health at the intersection of segregation and housing politics
Subject Tuberculosis -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Diseases -- History -- 20th century
Urban health -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Segregation -- Health aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary -- epidemiology -- United States
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary -- history -- United States
African Americans -- history -- United States
History, 20th Century -- United States
Prejudice -- United States
Public Health -- history -- United States
Urban Health -- history -- United States
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