PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE IMPERIAL PROJECT
This collection of essays explores the development of public health policies and institutions in the Caribbean. It places this history in the context of patterns in the larger "tropical" colonial world. In the Caribbean, responses to disease and the public health “crises” of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries coincided with the transition from slavery to freedom. Focusing on the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, the essays in this collection explore the influence of imperial ideas and local actions on public health in the Caribbean. They show the impact of race and gender ideologies and the significance of imperial strategic concerns on urban public health, responses to disease, and the development of health infrastructure.
Juanita De Barros is a professor of History at McMaster University and former president of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Crossing colonial boundaries: health and the responses of 'colonial mediators' to the crisis of the 1930s in the French and British Caribbean" in Canadian journal of Latin American and Caribbean studies, 38 (2) (2014)
- Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery (2014)
- "'A Laudable Experiment': Infant Welfare Work and Medical Intermediaries in Early Twentieth-century Barbados" in Public Health in the British empire: Intermediaries, Subordinates, and Public Health Practice, 1850-1960 (2011)
- "Historical Commentaries. British Guiana (Guyana)" in The Marcus Garvey Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Volume XI: The Caribbean Diaspora, 1910-1920 (2011)
- "Improving the Standard of Motherhood: Infant Welfare in Post-Slavery British Guiana" in Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800-1968 (2009)
- Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: Historical Perspectives (2009)
- Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History (2006)
- "'Working Cutlass and Shovel': Labour and Redemption at the Onderneeming School in British Guiana" in Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-emancipation Caribbean (2005)
- "Urban British Guiana, 1838-1924: Wharf Rats, Centipedes, and Pork Knockers" in Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562–1955 (2004)
- Order and Place in a Colonial City: Patterns of Struggle and Resistance in Georgetown, British Guiana, 1889-1924 (2002)