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Cultural Motifs Persist

Cultural Motifs Persist

Chapter:
(p.25) Chapter 2 Cultural Motifs Persist
Source:
Delivered by Midwives
Author(s):
Jenny M. Luke
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0003

After a general overview of childbirth’s shift to hospital in the early decades of the twentieth century from a national perspective, the chapter narrows its focus to the Jim Crow South. The cultural motifs established during slavery are highlighted as features of African American lay midwifery. A religious calling, an intergenerational female connectedness, and authority to practice were inherent characteristics of the midwife’s role.

Keywords:   Jim Crow South, Cultural motifs, Religious calling, Intergenerational female connectedness, Authority to practice

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