Book ID: CBB208191630

African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia: A History, 1900-1965 (2016)


Pollitt, Phoebe A. (Author)


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 240
Language: English

Few career opportunities were available to minority women in Appalachia in the first half of the 20th century. Nursing offered them a respected, relatively well paid profession and--as few physicians or hospitals would treat people of color--their work was important in challenging health care inequities in the region. Working in both modern surgical suites and tumble-down cabins, these women created unprecedented networks of care, managed nursing schools and built professional nursing organizations while navigating discrimination in the workplace. Focusing on the careers and contributions of dozens of African American and Eastern Band Cherokee registered nurses, this first comprehensive study of minority nurses in Appalachia documents the quality of health care for minorities in the region during the Jim Crow era. Racial segregation in health care and education and state and federal policies affecting health care for Native Americans are examined in depth.

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Authors & Contributors
Jay, James Monroe
Candacy A. Taylor
Berney, Barbara
Michael Ra-shon Hall
Blair Murphy Kelley
Scarborough, Sheree
Railroad History
Journal of American History
Canadian Journal of History
Agricultural History
University of Massachusetts Press
Abrams Press
University of Georgia Press
Occasional Publications of the Natal Society Foundation
The University of North Carolina Press
Clemson University Press
African Americans
African Americans and science
Civil rights
Technology and race
Land transportation
Davis, Allison
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
20th century, early
United States
Southern states (U.S.)
Durban (city)
Richmond, Virginia
South Carolina (U.S.)
South Africa
New Deal (1933-1939)
Norfolk & Western Railroad Company
American Red Cross

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