The Resource Deluxe Jim Crow : civil rights and American health policy, 1935-1954, Karen Kruse Thomas

Deluxe Jim Crow : civil rights and American health policy, 1935-1954, Karen Kruse Thomas

Label
Deluxe Jim Crow : civil rights and American health policy, 1935-1954
Title
Deluxe Jim Crow
Title remainder
civil rights and American health policy, 1935-1954
Statement of responsibility
Karen Kruse Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Plagued by geographic isolation, poverty, and acute shortages of health professionals and hospital beds, the South was dubbed by Surgeon General Thomas Parran "the nation's number one health problem." The improvement of southern, rural, and black health would become a top priority of the U.S. Public Health Service during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Karen Kruse Thomas details how NAACP lawsuits pushed southern states to equalize public services and facilities for blacks just as wartime shortages of health personnel and high rates of draft rejections generated broad support for health reform. Southern Democrats leveraged their power in Congress and used the war effort to call for federal aid to uplift the South. The language of regional uplift, Thomas contends, allowed southern liberals to aid blacks while remaining silent on race. Reformers embraced, at least initially, the notion of "deluxe Jim Crow"--Support for health care that maintained segregation. Thomas argues that this strategy was, in certain respects, a success, building much-needed hospitals and training more black doctors. By the 1950s, deluxe Jim Crow policy had helped to weaken the legal basis for segregation. Thomas traces this transformation at the national level and in North Carolina, where "deluxe Jim Crow reached its fullest potential." This dual focus allows her to examine the shifting alliances--between blacks and liberal whites, southerners and northerners, activists and doctors--that drove policy. Deluxe Jim Crow provides insight into a variety of historical debates, including the racial dimensions of state building, the nature of white southern liberalism, and the role of black professionals during the long civil rights movement"--Provided by publisher
  • "Thomas provides a detailed history of federal health policy as it was applied to the U.S. South in the mid-twentieth century, a period when the region was described as "the number one health problem in the nation." In particular, she focuses on how reformers' early emphasis on across-the-board regional uplift was eclipsed by efforts to desegregate medical facilities and address racial disparities in the health care system"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
362.1089/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA563.M56
LC item number
T46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Deluxe Jim Crow : civil rights and American health policy, 1935-1954, Karen Kruse Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The nation's number one -- pt. 2. Deluxe Jim Crow comes of age, 1938-1945 -- pt. 3. Deluxe Jim Crow under Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953
Control code
ocn773176957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820341781
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613375063
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3q4pz2
  • 337506
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27402216
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773176957
  • pebcs0820341789

Library Locations

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