The Enslaved Healers of Eighteenth-century Saint Domingue
By (author) Karol K. Weaver
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Medical Revolutionaries by Karol K. Weaver
Book DescriptionHerbalists, diviners, nurses, midwives, and veterinary practitioners flourished in the medical world of eighteenth-century Saint Domingue. Using Western, African, and Caribbean remedies, they treated the maladies of slaves, white residents, and animals. While these enslaved medical practitioners were an important part of the plantation economy and colonial prosperity, they ultimately roused their fellow slaves to rebel against and overthrow French rule.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252073212
(230mm x 153mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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