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Intensely human : the health of the Black soldier in the American Civil War

Author: Margaret Humphreys
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black soldiers in the American Civil War were far more likely to die of disease than were white soldiers. Historian Margaret Humphreys explores why this uneven mortality occurred and how it was interpreted at the time. In doing so, she uncovers the perspectives of mid-nineteenth-century physicians and others who were eager to implicate the so-called innate inferiority of the black body. In the archival collections  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Humphreys, Margaret, 1955-
Intensely human.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)606056281
Online version:
Humphreys, Margaret, 1955-
Intensely human.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608523850
Named Person: Ira Russell; Ira Russell; Ira Russell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Humphreys
ISBN: 9780801886966 0801886961
OCLC Number: 123119702
Description: xx, 197 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: The Black body at war --
The pride of true manhood --
Biology and destiny --
Medical care --
Region, disease, and the vulnerable recruit --
Louisiana --
Death on the Rio Grande --
Telling the story.
Responsibility: Margaret Humphreys.
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Humphreys shows how, despite sympathetic and responsible physicians' efforts to expose the truth, the stereotype of black biological inferiority prevailed during the war and after.  Read more...

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Fills a void in the literature on the health of black soldiers in the war. -- James M. Schmidt * Civil War News * We still have much to learn from the Civil War as we confront issues of race, Read more...

 
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