Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women's Health Activism in America, 1890-1950 / Edition 1

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women's Health Activism in America, 1890-1950 / Edition 1

by Susan L. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812214498

ISBN-13: 9780812214499

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired moves beyond the depiction of African Americans as mere recipients of aid or as victims of neglect and highlights the ways black health activists created public health programs and influenced public policy at every opportunity. Smith also sheds new light on the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment by situating it

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired moves beyond the depiction of African Americans as mere recipients of aid or as victims of neglect and highlights the ways black health activists created public health programs and influenced public policy at every opportunity. Smith also sheds new light on the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment by situating it within the context of black public health activity, reminding us that public health work had oppressive as well as progressive consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812214499
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
Studies in Health, Illness, and Caregiving
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,272,007
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: African Americans, Gender, and Public Health in the South1
1Private Crusades for Public Health: Black Club Women and Public Health Work17
2Spreading the Gospel of Health: Tuskegee Institute and National Negro Health Week33
3A New Deal for Black Health: Community Activism and the Office of Negro Health Work58
4Good Intentions and Bad Blood in Alabama: From the Tuskegee Movable School to the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment85
5The Public Health Work of Poor Rural Women: Black Midwives in Mississippi118
6Sharecroppers and Sorority Women: The Alpha Kappa Alpha Mississippi Health Project149
Conclusion168
Notes171
Bibliography225
Index239

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