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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Insanity, Race and Colonialism

Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914

Authors: Smith, L.

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Despite emancipation from the evils of enslavement in 1838, most people of African origin in the British West Indian colonies continued to suffer serious material deprivation and racial oppression. This book examines the management and treatment of those who became insane, in the period until the Great War.

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Leonard Smith is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has written extensively on the history of provision for the insane in the 18th and 19th centuries. His publications include 'Cure, Comfort and Safe Custody': Public Lunatic Asylums in early Nineteenth-Century England (1999) and Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 (2007). He has worked in mental health services since 1973.

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"A richly-researched and wide-ranging study, that forces readers to think again about the history of psychiatry, about empire, and about its impact on the Caribbean." - James H. Mills, Professor of Modern History, Centre for the Social History Of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, UK


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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insanity, Race and Colonialism
Book Subtitle
Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31805-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137318053
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02862-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43998-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 285
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