Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840

Regular price $ 25.00

Rana A Hogarth

University of North Carolina Press

10/9/2017, paperback

SKU: 9781469632872


Medicalizing Blackness Examines the creation and circulation of medical ideas about blackness in the Atlantic World during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She shows how white physicians deployed blackness as a medically significant marker of difference and used medical knowledge about black bodies to improve plantation labor efficiency, safeguard colonial and civic interests, and enhance control over black bodies during the era of slavery.

About the Author:

Rana A. Hogarth is assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.