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From ‘Remedy Highly Esteemed’ to ‘Barbarous Practice’: The Rise and Fall of Acupuncture in Nineteenth-Century America
This thesis analyzes the prevalent use of acupuncture in nineteenth-century American medicine. Using medical journal articles, school catalogs, lecture notes, fee tables, newspaper clippings and other primary sources, I argue against the modern myth...
"Something at Least Human": Transatlantic (Re)Presentations of Creole Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Throughout the nineteenth century, Creole women were consistently idealized, exoticized, and demonized in literature and culture on both sides of the Atlantic. While the term Creole is still hotly contested even today, ...