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Birthing a Slave : Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South (Paperback)

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Birthing a Slave depicts the competing approaches to reproductive health that evolved on plantations in the antebellum South, as both black women and white men sought to enhance the health of enslaved mothers--in very different ways and for entirely different reasons. This is the first book to focus exclusively on the health care of enslaved women, and it argues convincingly for the critical role of reproductive medicine in the slave system of antebellum America.

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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674034921
SKU 211288060
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0674034929
Release Date 10/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0401
Publisher Harvard University Press
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