The peculiar institution and the making of modern psychiatry, 1840-1880 / Wendy Gonaver.

Author
Gonaver, Wendy [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
  • ©2018
Description
256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
"Argues that slavery and race relations in the South shaped the theory and practice of early psychiatry. The book examines continuities in psychiatric treatment that provided for the gradual expansion of the state's power of involuntary confinement. The impact of these continuities continues to be seen in contemporary health practices for women, African Americans, the indigent, and prisoners"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index.
Contents
  • No peculiar strictness is observed: slavery and innovation
  • As the eagle to the sparrow: enslaved attendants and caregiving
  • Servants, obey your masters: religion and resistance
  • Now she is choked: gender and violence
  • So different: the asylum and the civil war
  • Not a human being: reconstruction and racism.
ISBN
  • 9781469648439 ((cloth : alk. paper))
  • 1469648431 ((cloth : alk. paper))
  • 9781469648446 ((pbk : alk. paper))
  • 146964844X ((pbk : alk. paper))
LCCN
2018023665
OCLC
1037897238
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