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Borders, Laborers, and Racialized Medicalization: Mexican Immigration and U.S. Public Health Practices in the Twentieth Century

Natalia Molina

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Natalia Molina This chapter provides insight into how public health and immigration policies intersected and informed one another when it came to Mexican immigration through an examination of key ... More


At the Nation’s Edge: African American Migrants and Smallpox in theLate-Nineteenth-Century Mexican–American Borderlands

John Mckiernan-González

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

John McKiernan-Gonzalez Camp Jenner, a quarantine camp on the Texas border for black migrants, provides an unexpected lens on medical authority and black migrant citizenship in 1895. The returning ... More


“A Transformation for Migrants”: Mexican Farmworkers and Federal Health Reform during the New Deal Era

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda This chapter documents how the U.S. Farm Security Administration aimed to improve Mexican farmworkers’ dire health status through direct medical treatment and social and ... More


Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This collection of essays explores the complex interplay between disease as biological phenomenon, illness as a subjective experience, race as an ideological construct, and racism as a material ... More


Professionalizing “Local Girls”: Nursing and U.S. Colonial Rule in Hawai‘i, 1920–1948

Jean J. Kim

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Jean Kim This chapter examines the multiple colonial roots of “local girls,” or indigenous Hawaiian, Asian, and mixed-race women working in Hawai’i as nurses in the early twentieth century and how ... More


“An Indispensable Service”: Midwives and Medical Officials after New Mexico Statehood

Lena Mcquade-Salzfass

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Lena McQuade Documenting the history of New Mexican midwives, known as parteras, this chapter foregrounds the racialization of birth practices and practitioners in the decades following New Mexico’s ... More


Making Crack Babies: Race Discourse and the Biologization of Behavior

Jason E. Glenn

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Jason E. Glenn This essay explores the role that crack baby narratives played in redefining race in America. It helped policymakers come to a consensus as to how newly-coded racial discourses of ... More


Curing the Nation with Cacti: Native Healing and State Building before the Texas Revolution

Mark Allan Goldberg

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Mark Goldberg This chapter explores the state’s adoption of a peyote remedy during the 1833 cholera epidemic in the Texas-Mexico borderlands. The episode revealed contests over what practices elites ... More


Complicating Colonial Narratives: Medical Encounters around the Salish Sea, 1853–1878

Jennifer Seltz

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Jennifer Seltz This essay examines conflicts over the meaning of Native people’s health and illness in mid-nineteenth-century western Washington Territory. Arguments about who bore responsibility for ... More


“I Studied and Practiced Medicine without Molestation”: African American Doctors in the First Years of Freedom

Gretchen Long

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Gretchen Long Letters from two very different African American doctors in 1866 reveal how their quest to become professionals hinged both on questions of racial equality and fundamental ... More


Diagnosing the Ailments of Black Citizenship: African American Physicians and the Politics of Mental Illness, 1895–1940

Martin Summers

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Martin Summers This chapter argues that black physicians’ understandable preoccupation with somatic diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, and pellagra–diseases that allowed them to highlight the ... More


“Hunger in America” and the Power of Television: Poor People, Physicians, and the Mass Media in the War against Poverty

Laurie B. Green

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Laurie B. Green By tracing the origins of the award-winning 1968 CBS documentary, “Hunger in America,” back to the “discovery of hunger” in the Mississippi Delta by U.S. senators and physicians a ... More


Suffering and Resistance, Voice and Agency: Thoughts on History and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Susan M. Reverby

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Susan M. Reverby Voice and agency and resistance and suffering have been the operating tropes in historical analysis of race and medicine. Rather than opening analysis, it is argued that focus on ... More


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