Colonizing Leprosy: Imperialism and the Politics of Public Health in the United States

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UNC Press Books, 2007 - History - 280 pages
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By comparing institutions in Hawai'i and Louisiana designed to incarcerate individuals with a highly stigmatized disease, Colonizing Leprosy provides an innovative study of the complex relationship between U.S. imperialism and public health policy in the
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Protecting the National Body
17
2 Creating a Colonial Disease
47
3 Sacred Duties Public Spaces
74
4 Institutionalizing American Leprosy
104
5 Leprosy and Citizenship
133
6 Negotiating an End to Segregation
172
Epilogue
204
Notes
211
Bibliography
257
Index
273
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Michelle Moran was born in Southern California. After attending Pomona College, she earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University. During her six years as a public high school teacher, Moran used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction. She is the internationally bestselling author of the novels "Nefertiti", "The Heretic Queen", "Cleopatra's Daughter, Madame Tussaud", and "The Second Empress", which have been translated into more than twenty languages. Visit her online at MichelleMoran.com.

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