Physicians in the Jim Crow South
Thomas J. Ward Jr.
The rise of African American
medical schools, professional organizations, and hospitals
“An important work that substantially advances our understanding
of the intricacies of life in the South and shamefulness of
segregation in the Jim Crow era.”
—Journal of Southern History
Drawing on a variety of sources from oral histories to the
records of professional organizations, Thomas J. Ward, Jr.
examines the development of the African American medical profession
in the South. Illuminating the contradictions of race and
class, this research provides valuable new insight into class
divisions within African American communities in the era of
6 x 9, 385 pages, 15 photographs, index
$19.95 (s) paper