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Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Stephen Meyer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book charts the complex vagaries of men reinventing manhood in twentieth-century America. Their ideas of masculinity destroyed by principles of mass production, workers created a white-dominated ... More


If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

Lois Shepherd

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Every day, thousands of people quietly face decisions as agonizing as those made famous in the Terri Schiavo case. Throughout that controversy, all kinds of people—politicians, religious leaders, ... More


Personality Factories

Deborah Weinstein

in The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451416
eISBN:
9780801468155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451416.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter situates the emergence of family therapy in a postwar setting of several factors: the professional landscape and socially minded mission of psychiatry; a therapeutic ethos that grounds ... More


“Humanity Requires All the Relief Which Can Be Afforded”: The Birth of the Federal Asylum

Martin Summers

in Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the prehistory of Saint Elizabeths, including efforts to manage the insane in the District of Columbia in the first half of the nineteenth century and the establishment of the ... More


The Paradox of Enlightened Care: Saint Elizabeths in the Era of Moral Treatment, 1855–1877

Martin Summers

in Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers Saint Elizabeths during the tenure of its first superintendent, Charles H. Nichols (1855–1877), including the impact of the Civil War on the composition of the patient population, ... More


Continuity and Change at Raiford

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapters 7, 8, and 9 focus largely on the experiences of Grade 2 inmates at Raiford prison farm during the 1930s and 1940s. This chapter examines official efforts to prolong commercial farming as an ... More


Prison Health Care

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The withholding of medical care from some prisoners was part of the state's penal disciplinary apparatus, but there were also improvements in prison healthcare provision that benefitted many inmates. ... More


Birthing in the City: Columbus Hill

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the Health Department's decision to start health work in the black section of Columbus Hill. It focuses on the agency's devolution of power to the New York Association for ... More


Creating the Enemy Combatant: Performances of Justice and Realities of Rightlessness

A. Naomi Paik

in Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626314
eISBN:
9781469628097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626314.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following a trail of state documents, this chapter examines how the U.S. government produced not only a new rightless subject in the “enemy combatant,” but also a parallel, quasi-legal system created ... More


The Lives of Others

Steven M. Stowe

in Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828854
eISBN:
9781469603629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876268_stowe.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the course of treatment, physicians become drawn into the lives of others. By looking at the daybooks of mid-century physicians, this chapter illuminates doctors' purposes and self-images, their ... More


In Context—Law and Ethics

Lois Shepherd

in If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines three fundamental legal and ethical questions involved in making decisions about Terri's life and death. The first is: What were her rights? Did she have a right to die, or a ... More


The Limits of Evidence

Lois Shepherd

in If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the limits of evidence regarding the wishes of a person in a permanent vegetative state. It argues that we should allow the evidence to be weighed fairly—a preponderance of ... More


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