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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

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

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807837399_long.8

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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