Description - African American Midwifery in the South by Gertrude Jacinta Fraser
Starting at the turn of the 20th century most African-American midwives in the South were gradually excluded from reproductive health care. Here Gertrude Fraser shows how physicians, public health personnel and state legislators mounted a campaign ostensibly to improve maternal and infant health, especially in rural areas. They brought traditional midwives under the control of a supervisory body, and eventually eliminated them. The author explores a number of ideas about race, gender the relationship of medicine to society and the status of the South in the national political and social economies.
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(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Gertrude Jacinta Fraser
Gertrude Jacinta Fraser is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia.