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Nursing and Empire: Gendered Labor and Migration from India to the United States

Reddy: Nursing and Empire


Nursing and Empire draws on archival research and life history interviews to focus on the migration and settlement of the Indian nurses who formed the first female dominated migration pattern from India to the United States during the Cold War. Reddy argues that this movement must be understood as part of the shifts within Anglo-American capitalist imperialism that have tied the development of nursing labor in India to processes of U.S. social formation since the nineteenth century. The book thus begins with the movement of US based single female Protestant medical missionaries to India in the ... More

Keywords: nursing, immigration, imperialism, Cold War, Jim Crow, India, Rockefeller Foundation, Protestant medical missionaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625072
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reddy: Nursing and Empire, author