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“We Have More to Fear than Racism that Announces Itself”: Distraction as a Strategy to Oppress

David Ikard

in Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In this chapter I will engage a long-standing pattern of victim blaming and the challenges it poses in the twenty-first century for asserting black humanity and acquiring justice and equal treatment ... More


Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bitter Roots is a history of drug discovery from plants across different African countries. It reconsiders the history of pharmaceutical patents, biopiracy, and bioprospecting to show that African ... More


The Embrace of Intellectual Property

Joseph M. Gabriel

in Medical Monopoly: Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226108186
eISBN:
9780226108216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108216.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the growing importance of patents, trademarks, and generic names in the first decade of the twentieth-century. The chapter examines the 1905 Trademark Act, antitrust law, the ... More


The Determinants of Progressive Era Reform: The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906

Marc T. Law and Gary D. Libecap (eds)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the origins and effects of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 in the U.S. It explains that the Act provided regulators unprecedented authority over interstate trade in food and ... More


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