Sick From Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction by Jim Downs Download (read online) free eBook (PDF ePub Kindle)

Sick From Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds of thousands of freed p