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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ira Russell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Humphreys
ISBN: 9780801886966 0801886961 9781421402383 1421402386
OCLC Number: 968249380
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages) : illustrations, map
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

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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 2008 We still have much to learn from the Civil War as we confront issues of race, Read more...

 
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