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Medical Bondage explores how, in the nineteenth century, experimental surgeries on enslaved and laboring women enabled the rise of American gynecology as a medical specialty, and shaped our understanding of race. Merging women’s, medical, and social history, the book makes Black and Irish women's lives—not just their bodies—part of an origins story of American medicine (one that has largely been told with an exclusive focus on white male historical actors).

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Introduction: American Gynecology and Black Lives
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter One: The Birth of American Gynecology
  2. pp. 15-41
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  1. Chapter Two: Black Women’s Experiences in Slavery and Medicine
  2. pp. 42-72
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  1. Chapter Three: Contested Relations: Slavery, Sex, and Medicine
  2. pp. 73-88
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  1. Chapter Four: Irish Immigrant Women and American Gynecology
  2. pp. 89-107
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  1. Chapter Five: Historical Black Superbodies and the Medical Gaze
  2. pp. 108-122
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 123-126
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 127-142
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 143-158
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 159-165
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820353036
Related ISBN
9780820351353
MARC Record
OCLC
1028048592
Pages
186
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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