Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery (Hardcover)

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By Sean Morey Smith (Editor), Christopher Willoughby (Editor), Chelsea Berry (Contribution by)
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Foreword, Vanessa Northington Gamble

"Introduction: Healing and the History of Medicine in the Atlantic World," Sean Morey Smith and Christopher D. E. Willoughby

"Zemis and Zombies: Amerindian Healing Legacies on Hispaniola," Lauren Derby

"Poisoned Relations: Medical Choices and Poison Accusations within Enslaved Communities," Chelsea Berry

"Blood and Hair: Barbers, Sangradores, and the West African Corporeal Imagination in Salvador da Bahia,
1793-1843," Mary E. Hicks

"Examining Antebellum Medicine through Haptic Studies," Deirdre Cooper Owens

"Unbelievable Suffering: Rethinking Feigned Illness in Slavery and the Slave Trade," Elise A. Mitchell

"Medicalizing Manumission: Slavery, Disability, and Medical Testimony in Late Colonial Colombia,"
Brandi M. Waters

"A Case Study in Charleston: Impressions of the Early National Slave Hospital," Rana A. Hogarth

"From Skin to Blood: Interpreting Racial Immunity to Yellow Fever," Timothy James Lockley

"Black Bodies, Medical Science, and the Age of Emancipation," Leslie A. Schwalm

"Epilogue: Black Atlantic Healing in the Wake," Sharla M. Fett

About the Author

Sean Morey Smith is a postdoctoral project manager at the Humanities Research Center at Rice University and a Lapidus Center fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Christopher D. E. Willoughby is the Molina Fellow in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences at the Huntington and a Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807171219
ISBN-10: 0807171212
Publisher: LSU Press
Publication Date: November 10th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English