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LocationClark County
Call No362.21 Segr
TitleAdministrations of lunacy : racism and the haunting of American psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum / Mab Segrest.
AuthorSegrest, Mab, 1949- author.
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International Standard Book Number 9781620972977
International Standard Book Number 1620972972
Personal Name Segrest, Mab, 1949- author.
Title Statement Administrations of lunacy : racism and the haunting of American psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum / Mab Segrest.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : The New Press, 2020.
Physical Description xviii, 396 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Preface : Georgia on my mind -- Introduction : Administrations of lunacy -- Part I : The asylum's antebellum origins. "Demonic and legionized, they entered" : Samuel Henderson, Supt. Cooper, and the American Journal of Insanity -- Asylum psychiatry and slavery : fellow travelers -- "Stark mad after negroes!" : the asylum's Georgis backstory -- Part II : The settler-colonial mind. "Confused Farragoes" and "mesmerized" alcoholics : Nancy Malone, John Wade, Cherokee removal, and slavery -- "Beat her with a wagon whip" : Frances Edwards, Mary Cobb Howell, and white wives' miseries -- Part III : Civil War, reconstruction, and "our disturbed country". "The great interests of our disturbed country" : Civil War and the Georgia asylum -- "Separate, unequal, and compulsory" : freedpeople enter the Georgia asylum -- "No history furnished" : Ku-Kluxing, lynching, and psychiatry's inter-psychic tomb -- "A witless woman's story" : Sue Pagan, Jane Stafford, and Belle Mitchell -- solidarity and a certain freedom in Atlanta -- Part IV : New science, old ideas. Georgia's segregated psychiatric fiefdom -- Dr. Koch and Supt. Powell : bacillus or emancipation -- "The problem"? -- Turn-of-the-century dreams : the fire this time, the asylum farm, and Supt. Powell's "operation of a certain class" -- Plantation -- asylum -- prison -- Part V : Jim Crowed psychiatric modernity. "It must be the boss at the other end" : psychiatry's black atlantic -- Abraham Lincoln Jones, Dr. Goldberger, and the asylum's epidemic violence -- Dora and the kindergarten teacher : (dis)abilities and eugenics -- "Exalted on the ward" : Mary Roberts and the asylum's epistemic violence -- Epilogue : Psychiatry's afterlives of slavery, our ecologies of sanity.
Summary, Etc. "A look at the racist origins of psychiatry, through the story of the largest mental institution in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Central State Hospital (Milledgeville, Ga.) History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Psychiatric hospitals History. Georgia Milledgeville
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Psychoanalysis and racism History. Georgia Milledgeville
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Racism History. Georgia Milledgeville

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