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The Resource Intensely human : the health of the black soldier in the American Civil War, Margaret Humphreys

Intensely human : the health of the black soldier in the American Civil War, Margaret Humphreys

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Intensely human : the health of the black soldier in the American Civil War
Title
Intensely human
Title remainder
the health of the black soldier in the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Humphreys
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Black soldiers in the American Civil War were far more likely to die of disease than were white soldiers. Historian Margaret Humphreys explores why this uneven mortality occurred and how it was interpreted at the time. In doing so, she uncovers the perspectives of mid-nineteenth-century physicians and others who were eager to implicate the so-called innate inferiority of the black body. In the archival collections of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Humphreys found evidence that the high death rate among black soldiers resulted from malnourishment, inadequate shelter and clothing, inferior medical attention, and assignments to hazardous environments. While some observant physicians of the day attributed the black soldiers' high mortality rate to these circumstances, few medical professionals--on either side of the conflict--were prepared to challenge the "biological evidence" of white superiority. Humphreys shows how, despite sympathetic and responsible physicians' efforts to expose the truth, the stereotype of black biological inferiority prevailed during the war and after
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Humphreys, Margaret
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • Masculinity
  • Body, Human
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Russell, Ira
  • Russell, Ira
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Intensely human : the health of the black soldier in the American Civil War, Margaret Humphreys
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Black body at war -- The pride of true manhood -- Biology and destiny -- Medical care -- Region, disease, and the vulnerable recruit -- Louisiana -- Death on the Rio Grande -- Telling the story
Control code
ocn123119702
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 197 p.
Isbn
9780801886966
Lccn
2007013962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Intensely human : the health of the black soldier in the American Civil War, Margaret Humphreys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Black body at war -- The pride of true manhood -- Biology and destiny -- Medical care -- Region, disease, and the vulnerable recruit -- Louisiana -- Death on the Rio Grande -- Telling the story
Control code
ocn123119702
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 197 p.
Isbn
9780801886966
Lccn
2007013962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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