Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War

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Black soldiers in the American Civil War were far more likely to die of disease than were white soldiers. In Intensely Human , historian Margaret Humphreys explores why this uneven mortality occurred and how it was interpreted at the time. In doing so, she uncovers the perspectives of mid-nineteenth-century physicians and others who were eager to implicate the so-called innate inferiority of the black body. In the archival collections of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Humphreys found evidence that the high death rate ...

Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War 2008, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801886966

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