Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Ward, Jason Morgan

Committee Member

Marcus, Alan I.

Committee Member

Greene, Alison Collis

Committee Member

Ridner, Judith A.

Date of Degree

1-1-2018

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of History

Abstract

This dissertation is an institutional history of the Mississippi State Hospital. Specifically, it is a study of the use of the hospital as an institutional instrument to establish, maintain, reinforce state-sponsored racial segregation and white supremacy during the period of Jim Crow in Mississippi. Mississippi's institution for its mentally ill residents became an instrument to reinforce the state's racially, socially, and economically rigid society.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17626

Comments

White Supremacy||African American||Asylum||Mississippi||Race Relations||Racial Politics||Madness||Insanity||Jim Crow||Segregation||Civil Rights||Medicine||Mental Health||Mental Illness||State Hospital

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