Sujeira, doença e morte: Controle, resistência e mudança no caribe pós-emancipação

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This study examines how health facilities and services were used as an agency of worker control in the British Caribbean between 1838 and 1860. It argues that planter health strategies were based on flawed assumptions. The resultant policy of deprivation of access to medical services by the labouring population backfired within 16 years of freedom when a cholera epidemic rocked the region. It exposed the poor living conditions of the free villages and generated fear and panic among the local elite who were forced to make policy changes regarding health and sanitation. As a result the first steps towards the establishment of public health services in the British Caribbean were stimulated.

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Pemberton, R. (2012). Sujeira, doença e morte: Controle, resistência e mudança no caribe pós-emancipação. Historia, Ciencias, Saude - Manguinhos, 19(SUPPL.1), 47–58. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702012000500004

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