The Resource Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles, Emily K. Abel

Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles, Emily K. Abel

Label
Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles
Title
Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion
Title remainder
a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Emily K. Abel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured in, however, a gap emerged between the city's glittering image and its dark reality. Emily K. Abel shows how the association of the disease with "tramps" during the 1880s and 1890s and Dust Bowl refugees during the 1930s provoked exclusionary measures against both groups. In addition, public health officials sought not only to restrict the entry of Mexicans (the majority of immigrants) during the 1920s but also to expel them during the 1930s
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
616.9/9500979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC313.C2
LC item number
A25 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
Label
Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles, Emily K. Abel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-177) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pestilence in the promised land -- Strategies of exclusion -- Creating a tuberculosis program -- "Outsiders" -- Slashing services in the Great Depression -- Expelling Mexicans and Filipinos -- "Agitation over the migrant issue" -- Fighting TB in Black Los Angeles
Control code
ocn227209115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813543826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt4jxzfc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32226998
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227209115
  • pebcs0813543827

Library Locations

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