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"Fills a void in the literature on the health of black soldiers in the war."

"We still have much to learn from the Civil War as we confront issues of race, socioeconomic status, and health in 2008 and beyond."

"Intensely Human is a well written, valuable work."

"It is hard to imagine that any scholar today could research a topic on the Civil War that others have not address previously. Margaret Humphreys... has done just that...Humphrey's depth of knowledge in modern medical science informs this book at every turn, allowing a reader to understand the physiological implications of what she reveals."

"Its lucid, balanced interpretation makes it an excellent primer on tough issues of race, medical thought, and medical practice."

"Well written, interesting, and informative. The narrative is honest and straightforward, and Intensely Human gives readers some insight into current health disparities."

"[Humphreys] underscores the callousness, corruption, disrespect, incompetence, and neglect by government medical officials toward black soldiers."

"Intensely Human is a meticulously researched and well-written book."

"Intensely Human fills a void in the emerging study of medical treatment for black soldiers."

"Shows how a careful regard for both historical thought and the historical record can deepen our understanding of racial disparities in health and health care."

"A valuable examination of an important topic. The text merits reading by those interested in the Civil War, the medical history of the conflict, and in the military service of African Americans."

"A major strength of Intensely Human is Humphrey's careful attention to how the struggles of African American soldiers with disease and illness were contextual."

"Provides a compelling insight."

"Mary Humphreys has written a thoroughly researched and intrinsically valuable study which is assured to enrich knowledge and understanding of the racialized nature of Civil War treatment."

Intensely Human
The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War
Publication Date: 5 Mar 2008
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 224 pages
Illustrations: 3 halftones, 7 line drawings
ISBN: 9780801886966