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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dc.contributor.author Estilow, Betsy
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-01T15:50:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-01T15:50:07Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1989/10890
dc.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. en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship YSU Rose Melnick Medical Museum and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Civil War en_US
dc.subject African Americans en_US
dc.subject medical history en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject surgeons en_US
dc.subject Union Army en_US
dc.title Overlooked and Undervalued: The role of African Americans in Civil War medicine en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US

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