Doctoring freedom : the politics of African American medical care in slavery and emancipation /

For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before emancipation, African Americans recognized that control of their bodies was a critical battleground in their struggle for a...

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Main Author: Long, Margaret Geneva, (Author)
Format: Book Electronic
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2012]
Series:John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • ONE: When the slaves got sick: Antebellum medical practice
  • TWO: Sickness rages fearfully among them: A wartime medical crisis and its implications
  • THREE: We have come out like men: African American military medical care
  • FOUR: We have come to a conclusion to bind ourselves together: African American associations and medical care
  • FIVE: No license; nor no deplomer: Regulating private medical practice and public space
  • SIX: By nature specially fitted for the care of the sufferer: Black doctors, nurses, and patients after the war
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.