Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickel Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health

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Price
$35.00
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
360
Dimensions
6.14 X 9.21 X 0.79 inches | 1.19 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807848968

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About the Author

Author of the award-winning "Drawing Blood: Technology and Disease Identity in Twentieth-Century America," Keith Wailoo is Martin Luther King Professor of History, jointly appointed in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, at Rutgers University. In 1999 he received the prestigious James S. McDonnell Centennial Fellowship in the History of Science.

Reviews

This remarkable text on the social construction of the illness speaks of how ancient, bloody, brutal and enduring the facts of racial disparity in health and care really are in the American experience. ("Nature")
This unassuming masterpiece of revelation focuses a new, more precise lens on the intersection of race, illness and politics. ("Publishers Weekly", starred review)
Wailoo's comprehensive telling is the definitive story of race and health in the United States. ("Library Journal")
An informative, though unsettling, scholarly account of the African American life experience throughout the 20th century. ("Choice")
A brilliantly original approach to understanding the shifting nature of race relations over time as well as a unique perspective on the twentieth century history of Memphis. ("Memphis Commercial Appeal")