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 T. Moran is associate professor of history at Montgomery College.

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