Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950

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Indiana University Press, 1989 - Social Science - 264 pages
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Analyzes the impact of racism on the development of the nursing profession in both the northern and southern US. Traces the growth of a parallel networks of hospitals, training schools, and nurses' associations in reaction to white hospitals excluding black patients, nurses, and doctors. Examines the exploitation of racism in white nurses' struggles for autonomy, status, and freedom within the white male medical establishment. Cloth edition (32773-3), $35. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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This is part of a black studies series which also includes Jack M. Bloom's Class, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement ( LJ 2/1/87) and Gloria T. Hull's Color, Sex, and Poetry ( LJ 6/15/87). Here, Hine ... Read full review


Northern Black Hospitals and Nurse Training Schools
Training Nurses in Southern Black Hospitals
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Darlene Clark Hine was born in Morley, Missouri on February 7, 1947. She received a BA from Roosevelt University in 1968 and a MA and PhD from Kent State University in 1970 and 1975, respectively. She is considered a leading historian of the African American experience who helped found the field of black women's history. She has taught at South Carolina State College, Purdue University, and Michigan State University. She has written numerous books including Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas; When the Truth Is Told: Black Women's Community and Culture in Indiana, 1875-1950; Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950; and Speak Truth to Power: The Black Professional Class in United States History.

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