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Author Hogarth, Rana A., author
Title Medicalizing blackness : making racial difference in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840 / Rana A. Hogarth
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA448.5.N4 H715 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001323682
Descript xx, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
Making differences: race and yellow fever -- Black immunities and yellow fevers in the American Atlantic -- An African corps in a most distressed and sickly condition: yellow fever in the West Indies -- In sickness and slavery: black pathologies -- Incorrigible dirt eaters: contests for medical authority on Jamaican plantations -- Of paper trails and dirt eaters: West Indian medical knowledge in the antebellum South -- Disciplining blackness: hospitals -- That the asylum for deserted negroes is now complete for their reception: surveillance and sickness in Jamaica -- For the acquisition of practical knowledge: genealogies of medical exploitation in the South
"...examines the creation and circulation of medical ideas about blackness in the Atlantic World during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She shows how white physicians deployed blackness as a medically significant marker of difference and used medical knowledge about black bodies to improve plantation labor efficiency, safeguard colonial and civic interests, and enhance control over black bodies during the era of slavery"-- Provided by publisher
Subject African Americans -- Medical care -- Southern States -- History
Blacks -- Medical care -- Caribbean Area -- History
Health and race -- Southern States -- History
Health and race -- Caribbean Area -- History
Ethnic groups -- Diseases
Medical care -- Utilization -- Southern States -- History
Medical care -- Utilization -- Caribbean Area -- History
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