The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840–1880

The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840–1880

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Though the origins of asylums can be traced to Europe, the systematic segregation of the mentally ill into specialized institutions occurred in the Unites States only after 1800, just as the struggle to end slavery took hold. In this book, Wendy Gonaver examines the relationship between these two historical developments, showing how slavery and ideas about race shaped early mental health treatment in the United States, especially in the South. She reveals these connections… (more)


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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 268 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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