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Author Mckiernan-González, John Raymond.
Title Fevered measures : public health and race at the Texas-Mexico border, 1848-1942 / John Mckiernan-González.
Published Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  RA446.5.M49 M35 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-401) and index.
Contents From the U.S.-Mexican border to the Mexican-Texas epidemic: fevers, race, and the making of a medical border -- The promise of progress: quarantines and the medical fusion of race and nation, 1890-1895 -- The appearance of progress: Black labor, smallpox, and the body politics of transnational American citizenship, 1895 -- The power of progress: Laredo and the limits of quarantine, 1898-1903 -- Domestic tensions at an American crossroads: bordering on gender, labor, and typhus control, 1910-1920 -- Bodies of evidence: vaccination and the body politics of transnational Mexican citizenship, 1910-1920 -- Between border quarantine and the Texas-Mexico border: race, citizenship, and national identity, 1920-1940 -- Epilogue: moving between the border Quarantie and the Texas-Mexico borderlands.
Subject Communicable diseases -- Transmission -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Prevention -- History.
Public health -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History.
Emigration and immigration -- Health aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History.
Mexican-American Border Region -- History.
ISBN 0822352761 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780822352570 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822352575 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822352761 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 782252372