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The Resource Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles, Emily K. Abel

Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles, Emily K. Abel

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Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles
Title
Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion
Title remainder
a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Emily K. Abel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured in, however, a gap emerged between the city's glittering image and its dark reality
  • Emily K. Abel shows how the association of the disease with "tramps" during the 1880s and 1890s and Dust Bowl refugees during the 1930s provoked exclusionary measures against both groups. In addition, public health officials sought not only to restrict the entry of Mexicans (the majority of immigrants) during the 1920s but also to expel them during the 1930s. Abel's revealing account provides a critical lens through which to view both the contemporary debate about immigration and the U.S. response to the emergent global tuberculosis epidemic
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Abel, Emily K
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC313.C2
LC item number
A25 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
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  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Public health
  • Public health
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles, Emily K. Abel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pestilence in the promised land
  • Strategies of exclusion
  • Creating a tuberculosis program
  • "Outsiders"
  • Slashing services in the Great Depression
  • Expelling Mexicans and Filipinos
  • "Agitation over the migrant issue"
  • Fighting TB in Black Los Angeles
Control code
77766893
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9780813541754
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007000028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77766893
Label
Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles, Emily K. Abel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pestilence in the promised land
  • Strategies of exclusion
  • Creating a tuberculosis program
  • "Outsiders"
  • Slashing services in the Great Depression
  • Expelling Mexicans and Filipinos
  • "Agitation over the migrant issue"
  • Fighting TB in Black Los Angeles
Control code
77766893
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9780813541754
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007000028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77766893

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