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Doctoring FreedomThe Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation$
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Gretchen Long

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835838

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837399_long

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We Have Come to a Conclusion to Bind Ourselves Together

We Have Come to a Conclusion to Bind Ourselves Together

African American Associations and Medical Care

(p.90) Chapter Four We Have Come to a Conclusion to Bind Ourselves Together
Doctoring Freedom

Gretchen Long

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter investigates brotherhoods, associations, and clubs that African Americans organized to provide medical treatment and political support before the period of Reconstruction. These groups took a proactive role in articulating medical needs and procuring care. They also often helped their members pay for medical expenses and organized charitable activities.

Keywords:   brotherhoods, associations, African Americans, medical needs, medical expenses, charitable activities

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