Surviving Wartime Emancipation: African Americans and the Cost of Civil War
Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2011
© 2011 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 21–27, Spring 2011
How to Cite
Schwalm, L. A. (2011), Surviving Wartime Emancipation: African Americans and the Cost of Civil War. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39: 21–27. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2011.00544.x
- Issue online: 11 FEB 2011
- Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2011
The U.S. Civil War chained slave emancipation to war's violence, destruction and deprivation. The resulting health crisis, including illness, injury, and trauma, had immediate and lasting consequences. This essay explores the impact of ideas about race on the U.S. military's health care provisions and treatment of former slaves, both civilians and soldiers.