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Delivered by Midwives – African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South - University Press of Mississippi
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Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Jenny M. Luke

Abstract

Delivering babies was merely one aspect of the broad role of African American midwives in the twentieth-century South. Yet little has been written about the type of care they provided, or how midwifery and maternity care evolved under the increasing presence of local and federal health care structures. Using evidence from nursing, medical, and public health journals of the era; primary sources from state and county departments of health; and personal accounts from varied practitioners, Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South provides a new perspective o ... More

Keywords: African American midwives, Twentieth-century South, Local and federal health care structures, Childbirth culture, Maternity care providers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496818911
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny M. Luke, author