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

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

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Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840
Title
Medicalizing blackness
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making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840
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Rana A. Hogarth
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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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Midwest
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Hogarth, Rana A
Dewey number
362.108996/073
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non fiction
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  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Health and race
  • Health and race
  • Ethnic groups
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840, Rana A. Hogarth, (ebook)
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9781469632889
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12051429
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12051429
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Medicalizing blackness : making racial differences in the Atlantic world, 1780-1840, Rana A. Hogarth, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469632889
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12051429
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12051429
System control number
MWT12051429
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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