Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

by Gretchen Long
     
 

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Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

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In very accessible language, Long unearths black voices through rich primary sources. . . . Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries.--Choice

Expands and adds complexity to the literature on African Americans' status as citizens in the nineteenth century. . . . Compels us to think in new ways about what it means to be a citizen.--The Civil War Monitor

Because of Long's multifaceted approach to understanding what happened, this is a must-read for historians of the Civil War era, the history of medicine, African American history, and the history of the South, no matter how many other books the reader may have already tackled.--The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

A significant and stimulating book.--Journal of the History of Medicine

Significant and stimulating." ---Journal of the History of Medicine

A well-written, tightly constructed narrative. . . . Doctoring Freedom is an extremely well-researched and -documented work.--North Carolina Historical Review

A rewarding synthesis brimming with new insights and original analysis and makes an important contribution to the historiography.--Civil War Book Review

[A] briskly paced, well-informed study. . . . Long treats her subject with breadth and subtlety.--Journal of American History

Doctoring Freedom will prove useful reading for U.S. health care providers, policymakers, and others interested in understanding the complex interrelationships of power and authority, health care access, and equal rights and citizenship that have characterized the history of black and white medical culture from the antebellum period to the present day.--World Medical & Health Policy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807835838
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,455,728
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Rich and original. Long addresses an important chronological void in the history of African American health and healing while illuminating the extended arc of African American struggles to achieve dignity, autonomy, and citizenship through medical care.--Sharla M. Fett, Occidental College

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