Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oral history on race and the nursing profession in Oregon Historical Quarterly

The new issue of Oregon Historical Quarterly includes an exceptional article on Gertrude "Trudy" Rice, one of Oregon's first African-American nurses. The author, Christin L. Hancock, is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Portland, focusing on gender, race and health in American women's history.

The article includes a transcript of an oral history interview with Rice, as well as Hancock's complex historical analysis of the themes of education and career in in Rice's life story. This is an important read for those interested in the history of nursing and health education in Oregon, especially in relation to race and gender.

Hancock, Christin L. "Trudy Rice's Story: Nursing and Race in Oregon History." Oregon Historical Quarterly 114 (Summer 2013): 204-229

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