Empires of Disease : Criminal Encounters, Contagious Nations, and Archives of U.S. Culture and Literature

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Perreira, Christopher Michael;
(2015)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: United States Medical care History Prisoners | United States Discrimination in medical care History | Prisoners in literature | UCSD Dissertations, Academic Literature (Discipline)

Empires of Disease explores the figure of the "prisoner- patient" in literature, culture, and archives of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, specifically within the contexts of incarceration and medicine in Hawai'i, Louisiana, and California. I focus on representat... View more
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