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Insanity, Race and Colonialism: Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914 (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies) (Paperback)

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Introduction 1. Caribbean Institutions in Context 2. The Early Lunatic Asylums 3. Scandal in Jamaica - The Kingston Lunatic Asylum 4. Reform - The Jamaica Lunatic Asylum 5. Colonial Asylums in Transition 6. Pathways to the Asylum 7. The Patient Challenge 8. The Colonial Asylum Regime Conclusion.

About the Author


Leonard Smith is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has written extensively on the history of provision for the insane in the 18th and 19th centuries. His publications include 'Cure, Comfort and Safe Custody': Public Lunatic Asylums in early Nineteenth-Century England (1999) and Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 (2007). He has worked in mental health services since 1973.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781349439980
ISBN-10: 1349439983
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 285
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies