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- DescriptionThis timely book explores the troubled intertwining of religion, medicine, empire, and race relations in the early nineteenth century. John Rankin analyzes the British use of medicine in West Africa as a tool to usher in a softer form of imperialism, considers how British colonial officials, missionaries, and doctors regarded Africans, and explores the impact of race classification on colonial constructs. Rankin goes beyond contemporary medical theory, examining the practice of medicine in colonial Africa as Britons dealt with the challenges of providing health care to their civilian employees, African soldiers, and the increasing numbers of freed slaves in the general population, even while the imperialists themselves were threatened by a lack of British doctors and western medicines.
- Author BiographyJohn Rankin is an assistant professor in the department of history at East Tennessee State University located in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. His research interests lie in the overlapping themes of imperialism, transnational and global studies, issues of race and racism, and the social history of medicine.
- Author(s)John Rankin
- PublisherUniversity of Missouri Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2015
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationMissouri
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Missouri Press
- Weight825 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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