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Author Hart, Tanya, 1956- author

Title Health in the city : race, poverty, and the negotiation of women's health in New York City, 1915-1930 / Tanya Hart
Published New York : New York University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Culture, labor, history series
Culture, labor, history.
Contents Migration and the city -- Professionalization in the city -- Work in the city -- Culture in the city -- Birthing in the city : Columbus Hill -- Health in Columbus Hill -- Birthing in the city : the Mulberry District -- Health in the Mulberry District
Summary ""At the turn of the twentieth century, black and white women migrated to New York City, a new place and environment swirling with ideas and practices of race, racism, germ theory and sanitation. Health in the City tells us the very human story of how pioneering, yet racialized health care thinking and services complicated the meaning of these women's motherhood as well as their own health and welfare. Hart's discovery and analysis of previously untapped archival records, offers an important narrative and reveals a remarkable mastery of historical methods that are a model of interdisciplinary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Urban Health -- history.
Women's Health -- history.
African Americans -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Maternal Health Services -- history.
Minority Health -- history.
Poverty -- history.
African Americans -- Health -- New York (State) -- New York.
Maternal health services -- New York (State) -- New York.
Minorities -- Health -- New York (State) -- New York.
Poverty -- New York (State) -- New York.
Urban health -- New York (State) -- New York.
Women's health services -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York City.
New York (N.Y.)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015000476
ISBN 147987518X (electronic bk)
9781479875184 (electronic bk)