Tag Archives: medicine

The new UIP release Slavery at Sea examines the infamous Middle Passage in a new light. Sowande’ Mustakeem reveals for the first time how slavery took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more deeply, the book centers how the oceanic transport … Continue reading

June 10 marks the birthday of Leslie E. Keeley, founder of the Keeley Institute in Dwight. A historical curiosity today, Keeley was world famous in his own time as the tireless proponent of his so-called Gold Cure, a snake oil … Continue reading

Guenter B. Risse is a professor emeritus of the history of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He answered some questions about his book Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco’s House of Pestilence. Q: What was the … Continue reading

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon & Black Activism by Will Guzmán has been honored with the C. Calvin Smith Award presented by the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. (SCASSI) The C. Calvin Smith Book Award recognizes … Continue reading

In observance of International Nurses Day, an excerpt from Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps, by Clarissa J. Threat. Before 1941 African Americans did not ignore the military’s call for nurses. Hoping to participate, black nurses … Continue reading