Doctoring Freedom

Doctoring Freedom

The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

eBook - 2012
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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 autonomy, and they devised strategies to retain at least some of that control. In Doctoring Freedom, Gretchen Long tells the stories of African Americans who fought for access to both medical care and medical education, showing the important relationship between medical practice and political identit.
Publisher: Chapel Hill :, The University of North Carolina Press,, [2012]
Copyright Date: Ă2912
ISBN: 9780807837399
0807837393
9781469601472
1469601478
9780807835838
0807835838
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages)

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