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Author Abel, Emily K., author.

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

Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.

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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 188 pages).
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-177) and index.
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.
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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Tuberculosis -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century.
Tuberculosis -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- Diseases -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Diseases -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- Medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century.
Discrimination in medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Public health -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century.
Public health -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
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