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The Resource Birthing a slave : motherhood and medicine in the antebellum South, Marie Jenkins Schwartz

Birthing a slave : motherhood and medicine in the antebellum South, Marie Jenkins Schwartz

Label
Birthing a slave : motherhood and medicine in the antebellum South
Title
Birthing a slave
Title remainder
motherhood and medicine in the antebellum South
Statement of responsibility
Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the antebellum South, slaveholders' interest in slave women was matched by physicians who wanted to assert their own professional authority over childbirth, and the two began to work together to increase the number of infants born in the slave quarter. In unprecedented ways, doctors tried to manage the health of enslaved women from puberty through the reproductive years, attempting to foster pregnancy, cure infertility, and resolve gynecological problems, including cancer." "Black women, however, proved an unruly force, distrustful of both the slaveholders and their doctors. With their own healing traditions, emphasizing the power of roots and herbs and the critical roles of family and community, enslaved women struggled to take charge of their own health in a system that did not respect their social circumstances, customs, or values. Birthing a Slave depicts the competing approaches to reproductive health that evolved on plantations, as both black women and white men sought to enhance the health of enslaved mothers - in very different ways and for entirely different reasons." "Birthing a Slave is the first book to focus exclusively on the health care of enslaved women, and it argues for the critical role of reproductive medicine in the slave system of antebellum America."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Marie Jenkins
Dewey number
618.20089/96075
Index
index present
LC call number
RG518.U5
LC item number
S34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Motherhood
  • Reproductive health
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • African Americans
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • History, 19th Century
  • Maternal Health Services
  • Reproductive Behavior
  • Women's Health
Label
Birthing a slave : motherhood and medicine in the antebellum South, Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Instantiates
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
Procreation -- Healers -- Fertility -- Pregnancy -- Childbirth -- Postnatal complications -- Gynecological surgery -- Cancer and other tumors -- Freedwomen's health
Control code
62179178
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 401 pages
Isbn
9780674022027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Birthing a slave : motherhood and medicine in the antebellum South, Marie Jenkins Schwartz
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
Procreation -- Healers -- Fertility -- Pregnancy -- Childbirth -- Postnatal complications -- Gynecological surgery -- Cancer and other tumors -- Freedwomen's health
Control code
62179178
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 401 pages
Isbn
9780674022027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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