Insanity, Race and Colonialism

Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838–1914

  • Leonard Smith

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 1-5
  3. Leonard Smith
    Pages 6-28
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    Pages 29-48
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    Pages 75-96
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    Pages 97-125
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    Pages 126-152
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    Pages 153-172
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    Pages 173-191
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    Pages 192-197
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 198-285

About this book


Despite emancipation from the evils of enslavement in 1838, most people of African origin in the British West Indian colonies continued to suffer serious material deprivation and racial oppression. This book examines the management and treatment of those who became insane, in the period until the Great War.


psychiatric history Imperial and postcolonial history race history Caribbean colonialism reform treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Leonard Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43998-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31805-3
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