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Doctoring Freedom
summary
For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before emancipation, African Americans recognized that control of their bodies was a critical battleground in their struggle for autonomy, and they devised strategies to retain at least some of that control. In Doctoring Freedom, Gretchen Long tells the stories of African Americans who fought for access to both medical care and medical education, showing the important relationship between medical practice and political identity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. viii-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. ONE: When the Slaves Got Sick: Antebellum Medical Practice
  2. pp. 11-43
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  1. TWO: Sickness Rages Fearfully among Them: A Wartime Medical Crisis and Its Implications
  2. pp. 44-69
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  1. THREE: We Have Come Out Like Men: African American Military Medical Care
  2. pp. 70-89
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  1. FOUR: We Have Come to a Conclusion to Bind Ourselves Together: African American Associations and Medical Care
  2. pp. 90-113
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  1. FIVE: No License; Nor No Deplomer: Regulating Private Medical Practice and Public Space
  2. pp. 114-138
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  1. SIX: By Nature Specially Fitted for the Care of the Sufferer: Black Doctors, Nurses, and Patients after the War
  2. pp. 139-178
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 185-204
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 205-216
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-234
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