Overlooked and Undervalued: The role of African Americans in Civil War medicine

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Overlooked and Undervalued: The role of African Americans in Civil War medicine

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Title: Overlooked and Undervalued: The role of African Americans in Civil War medicine
Author: Estilow, Betsy
Abstract: African American men and women joined the war effort working at hospitals, on battlefields, and with relief agencies in both the North and South during the Civil War. Serving as surgeons, nurses, hospital attendants, cooks, and laundresses, they challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender. This lecture tells the story of several individuals and generally describes the contributions of those thousands who remain unnamed.
Description: Betsy Estilow is the President of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. She is also the co-founder of the Society for Women in the Civil War and a professor emeritus of biology at Hood College.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1989/10890
Date: 2014-05-01

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