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Colonizing Leprosy : Imperialism and the Politics of Public Health in the United States (Paperback)

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By comparing institutions in Hawai'i and Louisiana designed to incarcerate individuals with a highly stigmatized disease, Colonizing Leprosy provides an innovative study of the complex relationship between U.S. imperialism and public health policy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on the Kalaupapa Settlement in Moloka'i and the U.S. National Leprosarium in Carville, Michelle Moran shows not only how public health policy emerged as a tool of empire in America's colonies, but also how imperial ideologies and racial attitudes shaped practices at home.

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Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Mfg Part# 9780807858394
SKU 204478152
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807858390
Release Date 9/1/2007
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Number of Pages 0296
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