Book , Online in English

Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840

Rana A. Hogarth.
  • Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
  • 1 online resource
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
Summary
  • " ... 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"--
Contents
  • 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.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9781469632889
  • 1469632888
  • 1469632896
  • 9781469632896
  • Alternate version: 9781469632865
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 1004770875
  • OCLC: 1004770875