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The Resource Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840, Rana A. Hogarth

Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840, Rana A. Hogarth

Label
Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840
Title
Medicalizing blackness
Title remainder
making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840
Statement of responsibility
Rana A. Hogarth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" In 1748, as yellow fever raged in Charleston, South Carolina, doctor John Lining remarked,'There is something very singular in the constitution of the Negroes, which renders them not liable to this fever.' Lining's comments presaged ideas about blackness that would endure in medical discourses and beyond. In this fascinating medical history, Rana A. Hogarth 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 to improve plantation labor efficiency, safeguard colonial and civic interests, and enhance control over black bodies during the era of slavery. Hogarth refigures Atlantic slave societies as medical frontiers of knowledge production on the topic of racial difference. Rather than looking to their counterparts in Europe who collected and dissected bodies to gain knowledge about race, white physicians in Atlantic slaveholding regions created and tested ideas about race based on the contexts in which they lived and practiced. What emerges in sharp relief is the ways in which blackness was reified in medical discourses and used to perpetuate notions of white supremacy."--
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EBSCOhost resource page, viewed November 1, 2021
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hogarth, Rana A
Dewey number
362.108996/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA448.5.N4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 300 AS9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Health and race
  • Health and race
  • Ethnic groups
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • African Americans
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • Southeastern United States
  • Caribbean Region
  • Schwarze ..
  • 15.85 history of America
  • 71.37 ethnic groups
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Ethnic groups
  • Health and race
  • Medical care
  • Caribbean Area
  • Southern States
  • Ärztliche Behandlung
  • Kolonialismus
  • Medizin
  • Medizinische Versorgung
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • Sklaverei
  • Karibik
  • Schwarzamerikaner
  • USA
  • USA
  • Caribbean region
Label
Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840, Rana A. Hogarth
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making difference : race and yellow fever. Black immunity and yellow fever 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
Control code
1004770875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469632896
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1037435
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004770875
Label
Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840, Rana A. Hogarth
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making difference : race and yellow fever. Black immunity and yellow fever 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
Control code
1004770875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469632896
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1037435
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004770875

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