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Delivered by MidwivesAfrican American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South$
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Jenny M. Luke

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496818911

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.001.0001

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Midwifery Becomes a White Woman’s Realm

Midwifery Becomes a White Woman’s Realm

(p.133) Chapter 15 Midwifery Becomes a White Woman’s Realm
Delivered by Midwives

Jenny M. Luke

University Press of Mississippi

In competition with a powerful medical establishment nurse-midwifery has struggled to gain legitimacy and carve out a space in which to practice. This chapter provides some historical background of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the importance of “whiteness” to the preceding professional body, and the effect that state legislation has on the growth of the profession. The experience of Dr. J. Edward Hill demonstrates the benefits of a collaboration between physicians and nurse-midwives.

Keywords:   Nurse-midwifery, American College of Nurse-Midwives, Dr. J Edward Hill, Whiteness, State legislation

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