Rehabilitating Bodies

Rehabilitating Bodies
Health, History, and the American Civil War

Lisa A. Long

2003 | 344 pages | Cloth $65.00
Cultural Studies | Literature | American History
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Year That Trembled and Reel'd beneath Me

Chapter 1. Doctors' Bodies: Dr. S. Weir Mitchell and Patient Malingering

Chapter 2. Dead Bodies: Mourning Fictions and the Corporeity of Heaven

Chapter 3. Sanitized Bodies: The United States Sanitary Commission and Soul-Sickness

Chapter 4. Experimental Bodies: African American Writers and the Rehabilitation of War Work

Chapter 5. Soldiers' Bodies: Historical Fictions and the Sickness of Battle

Chapter 6. Nursing Bodies: Civil War Women and Postbellum Regeneration

Chapter 7. Historical Bodies: African American Scholars and the Discipline of History

Epilogue. Conjuring Civil War Bodies

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments