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Author Summers, Martin Anthony, author.

Title Madness in the city of magnificent intentions / Martin Summers.

Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Oxford scholarship online
Oxford scholarship online.
Notes Also issued in print: 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this work, Summers documents the history of Saint Elizabeths Hospital, a federal mental institution in Washington, DC, in relation to that city's African American community. He sheds light on the intersections of the historical process of racialization, medical and cultural understandings of insanity, the exercise of institutional power, and individual and collective agency.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 10, 2019).
Subject Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, D.C.) -- History.
Mental health services -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
African Americans -- Mental health services -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
ISBN 9780190060138 (ebook) : No price