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White plague, black labor [electronic resource] : tuberculosis and the political economy of health and disease in South Africa / Randall M. Packard.

By: Packard, Randall M, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care: Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1989Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 389 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780520909120 (electronic bk.); 0520909127 (electronic bk.); 0585123675 (electronic bk.); 9780585123677 (electronic bk.); 6612355468; 9786612355462; 9780520065741; 0520065743; 9780520065758; 0520065751; 1282355465; 9781282355460.Subject(s): Tuberculosis -- South Africa -- History | Tuberculosis -- epidemiology -- South Africa | Tuberculosis -- South Africa -- History | MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine | MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine | MEDICAL -- Public Health | Electronic books | Tuberculose | Gezondheidszorg | Politieke aspecten | Tuberkulose | S�udafrika (Staat) | Geschichte 1870-1980Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: White plague, black labor.DDC classification: 614.5/42/0968 Other classification: 44.75 Online resources: EBSCOhost Also issued in print.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Graphs; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction: Industrialization and the Political Economy of Tuberculosis; 1. Preindustrial South Africa: A Virgin Soil for Tuberculosis?; 2. Urban Growth, "Consumption," and the "Dressed Native," 1870-1914; 3. Black Mineworkers and the Production of Tuberculosis, 1870-1914; 4. Migrant Labor and the Rural Expansion of Tuberculosis, 1870-1938; 5. Slumyards and the Rising Tide of Tuberculosis, 1914-1938; 6. Labor Supplies and Tuberculosis on the Witwatersrand, 1913-1938
Summary: Why does tuberculosis, a disease which is both curable and preventable, continue to produce over 50,000 new cases a year in South Africa, primarily among blacks? In answering this question Randall Packard traces the history of one of the most devastating diseases in twentieth-century Africa, against the background of the changing political and economic forces that have shaped South African society from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. These forces have generated a growing backlog of disease among black workers and their families and at the same time have prevented the developm.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-377) and index.

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Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Graphs; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction: Industrialization and the Political Economy of Tuberculosis; 1. Preindustrial South Africa: A Virgin Soil for Tuberculosis?; 2. Urban Growth, "Consumption," and the "Dressed Native," 1870-1914; 3. Black Mineworkers and the Production of Tuberculosis, 1870-1914; 4. Migrant Labor and the Rural Expansion of Tuberculosis, 1870-1938; 5. Slumyards and the Rising Tide of Tuberculosis, 1914-1938; 6. Labor Supplies and Tuberculosis on the Witwatersrand, 1913-1938

Why does tuberculosis, a disease which is both curable and preventable, continue to produce over 50,000 new cases a year in South Africa, primarily among blacks? In answering this question Randall Packard traces the history of one of the most devastating diseases in twentieth-century Africa, against the background of the changing political and economic forces that have shaped South African society from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. These forces have generated a growing backlog of disease among black workers and their families and at the same time have prevented the developm.

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White plague, black labor by Packard, Randall M., ©1989
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White plague, black labor by Packard, Randall M., ©1989
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