Medicine and Slavery: The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia (Blacks in the New World)

Medicine and Slavery: The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia (Blacks in the New World)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Todd L. Savitt
  • Publish Date: 1981-01-01


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Offers an insight into the alleged medical differences between whites and blacks that translated as racial inferiority. This work evaluates the diet, hygiene, clothing, and living and working conditions of African Americans, and analyzes the diseases and health conditions that afflicted them in urban areas, at industrial sites, and on plantations.

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