Please note, this offer price only applies to individual customers when ordering direct from Oxford University Press, while stock lasts. No further discounts will apply. If you are a bookseller, please contact your OUP sales representative.
Readership: African American history, Civil War and Reconstruction, history of medicine and public health
Jim Downs, Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, Connecticut College
Jim Downs is Assistant Professor of History and American Studies at Connecticut College. He is the editor of Taking Back the Academy: History of Activism, History as Activism and Why We Write: The Politics and Practice of Writing for Social Change.
"Historian Downs (Connecticut College) carefully investigates this this topic from varying angles, and in doing so provides a fresh perspective on African American history and the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction." - K.K. Hill, CHOICE
"Down's depiction is of a people overwhelmed by disaster, and inadequately aided by their supposed blue-coated saviors." - Margaret Humphreys, Journal of the History of Medicine
Ch 1 Dying to be Free: The Unexpected Medical Crises of War and Emancipation
Ch 2 The Anatomy of Emancipation: The Creation of a Healthy Labor Force
Ch 3 Freedmen's Hospitals: The Medical Division of the Freedmen>'s Bureau
Ch 4 Reconstructing an Epidemic: Smallpox among Former Slaves, 1862-1868
Ch 5 The Healing Power of Labor: Disabled, Orphaned, Elderly, and Female Freed Slaves in the Postwar South
Ch 6 Narrating Illness: Freedpeople>'s Health Claims at Reconstruction>'s End