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Author Mendes, Gabriel N., 1972- author

Title Under the strain of color : Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the promise of an antiracist psychiatry / Gabriel N. Mendes
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 196 pages) : map
Series Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry
Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry.
Contents Introduction : fighters against this debilitating ghetto -- This burden of consciousness : Richard Wright and the psychology of race relations, 1927-1947 -- Intangible difficulties : Dr. Fredric Wertham and the politics of psychiatry in the interwar years -- Between the sewer and the church : the emergence of the Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic -- Children and the violence of racism : the Lafargue Clinic, comic books, and the case against school segregation -- Epilogue : an experiment in the social basis of psychotherapy
Summary "In Under the Strain of Color, Gabriel N. Mendes recaptures the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic was founded in 1946 as both a practical response to the need for low-cost psychotherapy and counseling for black residents (many of whom were recent migrants to the city) and a model for nationwide efforts to address racial disparities in the provision of mental health care in the United States". --Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Wertham, Fredric, 1895-1981.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
Lafargue Clinic (New York, N.Y.)
African Americans -- Mental health services -- New York (State) -- New York.
African Americans -- Mental health -- New York (State) -- New York.
Community psychiatry -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social psychiatry -- New York (State) -- New York.
African Americans -- history.
Mental Health Services -- history.
African Americans.
History, 20th Century.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
New York City.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501701398 (electronic bk.)
9781501701399 (electronic bk.)