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FT-264994-19

James Thomas Downs
Connecticut College (New London, CT 06320-4150)

The Laboring Dead: From Subjugation to Science in Global History

Writing a book about medical advances in epidemiology in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from the treatment of slaves and war causalities.

The Laboring Dead: From Subjugation to Science in Global History, which is under contract with Harvard University Press, uncovers the untold ways in which slavery, imperialism, and war produced the social arrangements that led to the development of scientific ideas and medical practices.

Project fields:
African American History; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 7/31/2019