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Roots of the Black Hospital Reform Movement

Vanessa Northington Gamble

in Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920–1945

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078893
eISBN:
9780199853762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078893.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The origins of black hospitals and the roots of the hospital reform movement are discussed in this chapter. The analysis of the evolution of black hospitals traces back to early-19th-century American ... More


A Tale of Two Banks

Marcus Anthony Hunter

in Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199948130
eISBN:
9780199333202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948130.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter details how the collapse of black banks impacted the financial livelihood of black Philadelphians generally and Black Seventh Warders specifically. Drawing on the concept of an “economic ... More


The West Indies

James Heartfield

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491673
eISBN:
9780190662981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In the years after the abolition of slavery and of apprenticeship the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society took on the role of looking out for the freedmen in the West Indies. The Society helped ... More


Accelerating Change

Erin Stewart Mauldin

in Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Emancipation proved to be a far-reaching ecological event. Whereas the ecological regime of slavery had reinforced extensive land-use practices, the end of slavery weakened them. Freedpeople ... More


A Revolution in the Courts

Melissa Milewski

in Litigating Across the Color Line: Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190249182
eISBN:
9780190249212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249182.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 traces the long, hard-fought battle over black southerners’ legal rights that took place during and in the wake of the Civil War. Individual African Americans who fought for their rights in ... More


Rebuilding a Christian Nation

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the role that the American Bible Society (ABS) played in post-Civil War Reconstruction. With the Civil War complete, the ABS needed to restore relationships with its southern ... More


Introduction

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book tells the story of hundreds of thousands of African Americans who, following their emancipation from slavery during and after the Civil War, encountered sickness, disease, suffering, and ... More


The Anatomy of Emancipation: The Creation of a Healthy Labor Force

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines why disease broke out among emancipated slaves after the Civil War, with particular reference to the federal government’s inability to develop a free labor economy in the ... More


Freedmen’s Hospitals: The Medical Division of the Freedmen’s Bureau

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the bureaucracy and administrative hierarchy of the Medical Division of the Freedmen’s Bureau as well as Freedmen’s Hospitals, which were modeled on nineteenth-century asylums ... More


Reconstructing an Epidemic: Smallpox among Former Slaves, 1862–1868

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the smallpox epidemic, the most devastating medical crisis that erupted throughout the South after the Civil War, and how it claimed the lives of thousands of freed slaves ... More


Narrating Illness: Freedpeople’s Health Claims at Reconstruction’s End

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on how the Reconstruction period inspired freedpeople to make claims about their health matters to the state, and how the expansion of the pension system allowed black veterans ... More


Epilogue: Illness and Suffering: Unintended Consequences of Federal Reconstruction in the South and West

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This epilogue follows officials of the Freedmen’s Bureau on their journey from the Reconstruction South to the West, focusing on their efforts, and those of former abolitionists and military ... More


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