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Deluxe Jim Crow : civil rights and American health policy, 1935-1954

Author: Karen Kruse Thomas; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Plagued by geographic isolation, poverty, and acute shortages of health professionals and hospital beds, the South was dubbed by Surgeon General Thomas Parran "the nation's number one health problem." The improvement of southern, rural, and black health would become a top priority of the U.S. Public Health Service during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.Karen Kruse Thomas details how NAACP lawsuits pushed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Kruse Thomas; ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN: 9780820341781 0820341789
OCLC Number: 1261932938
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Description: xvii, 372 p. : ill., map.
Contents: Pt. 1. The nation's number one --
pt. 2. Deluxe Jim Crow comes of age, 1938-1945 --
pt. 3. Deluxe Jim Crow under Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953.
Responsibility: Karen Kruse Thomas.

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"Plagued by geographic isolation, poverty, and acute shortages of health professionals and hospital beds, the South was dubbed by Surgeon General Thomas Parran "the nation's number one health problem." The improvement of southern, rural, and black health would become a top priority of the U.S. Public Health Service during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.Karen Kruse Thomas details how NAACP lawsuits pushed southern states to equalize public services and facilities for blacks just as wartime shortages of health personnel and high rates of draft rejections generated broad support for health reform. Southern Democrats leveraged their power in Congress and used the war effort to call for federal aid to uplift the South. The language of regional uplift, Thomas contends, allowed southern liberals to aid blacks while remaining silent on race. Reformers embraced, at least initially, the notion of "deluxe Jim Crow"--support for health care that maintained segregation. Thomas argues that this strategy was, in certain respects, a success, building much-needed hospitals and training more black doctors.By the 1950s, deluxe Jim Crow policy had helped to weaken the legal basis for segregation. Thomas traces this transformation at the national level and in North Carolina, where "deluxe Jim Crow reached its fullest potential." This dual focus allows her to examine the shifting alliances--between blacks and liberal whites, Southerners and Northerners, activists and doctors--that drove policy. Deluxe Jim Crow provides insight into a variety of historical debates, including the racial dimensions of state building, the nature of white southern liberalism, and the role of black professionals during the long civil rights movement"--

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