Dr Stephen Kenny PhD FHEA

Lecturer, 19th and 20th century North American History History

    Publications

    Selected Publications

    1. “Specimens calculated to shock the soundest sleeper”: deep layers of anatomical racism circulated on-board the Louisiana Health Exhibit Train (Chapter - 2017)
    2. Medical Racism's Poison Pen: the Toxic World of Dr. Henry Ramsay (Journal article - 2016)
    3. Power, opportunism, racism: Human experiments under American slavery (Journal article - 2015)
    4. The Development of Medical Museums in the Antebellum American South: Slave Bodies in Networks of Anatomical Exchange (Journal article - 2013)
    5. "A Dictate of Both Interest and Mercy"? Slave Hospitals in the Antebellum South (Journal article - 2010)

    2018

    'Slavery, Health, and Medicine' (Media)

    Kenny, S. C. (2018). 'Slavery, Health, and Medicine'. [Radio]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/

    If These Pages Could Talk: Touro Infirmary's First Admission Book (Media)

    Kaplan-Levenson, L., Greenwald, E., & Jumonville, F. (2018). If These Pages Could Talk: Touro Infirmary's First Admission Book. [Radio]. Retrieved from http://www.wwno.org/

    2017

    Dark medicine: racism, power and the culture of American slavery (Media)

    Kenny, S. C. (2017). Dark medicine: racism, power and the culture of American slavery. [Radio interview]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/

    Racism and Medicine under American Slavery (Media)

    Kenny, S. C. (2017). Racism and Medicine under American Slavery. [Radio interview]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/

    Statues of medical racist who experimented on slaves should also be taken down (Media)

    Kenny, S. C. (2017). Statues of medical racist who experimented on slaves should also be taken down. [Online]. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/

    The Problem of Anti-Slavery in the Age of Capital, c. 1830-1888 (Thesis / Dissertation)

    Kelly, J. G. (2017). The Problem of Anti-Slavery in the Age of Capital, c. 1830-1888. (University of Liverpool).

    Will Statues of a Doctor Who Experimented on Enslaved People Come Down Next? (Media)

    Kenny, S. C. (2017). Will Statues of a Doctor Who Experimented on Enslaved People Come Down Next?. [Online]. Retrieved from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/

    “Specimens calculated to shock the soundest sleeper”: deep layers of anatomical racism circulated on-board the Louisiana Health Exhibit Train (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. (2017). “Specimens calculated to shock the soundest sleeper”: deep layers of anatomical racism circulated on-board the Louisiana Health Exhibit Train. In S. Au, R. deBont, & K. Wils (Eds.), Bodies Beyond Borders: Moving Anatomies, 1750-1950 (pp. 163-193). Leuven: Leuven University Press.

    2016

    'How black slaves were routinely sold as specimens to ambitious white doctors' (Media)

    Kenny, S. C. (2015). 'How black slaves were routinely sold as specimens to ambitious white doctors'. [The Conversation]. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

    Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (2015). Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation. In American Nineteenth Century History (Vol. 16, Iss. 3, pp. 362-363). doi:10.1080/14664658.2015.1136467

    DOI: 10.1080/14664658.2015.1136467

    Medical Racism's Poison Pen: the Toxic World of Dr. Henry Ramsay (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. (2016). Medical Racism's Poison Pen: the Toxic World of Dr. Henry Ramsay. Southern Quarterly, 53(3/4), 70-96. Retrieved from http://muse.jhu.edu/article/630231

    ‘Where the Races meet’: racial framing through live display at the American West Coast World’s Fairs, 1894-1916 (Thesis / Dissertation)

    Trafford, E. (2016, January 8). ‘Where the Races meet’: racial framing through live display at the American West Coast World’s Fairs, 1894-1916. (PhD Thesis, University of Liverpool).

    2015

    Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War (Book)

    Seed, D., Kenny, S., & Williams, C. (Eds.) (2015). Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

    Power, opportunism, racism: Human experiments under American slavery (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. C. (2015). Power, opportunism, racism: Human experiments under American slavery. ENDEAVOUR, 39(1), 10-20. doi:10.1016/j.endeavour.2015.02.002

    DOI: 10.1016/j.endeavour.2015.02.002

    Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (2015). Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South. In American Nineteenth Century History (Vol. 16, Iss. 2, pp. 222-223). doi:10.1080/14664658.2015.1094634

    DOI: 10.1080/14664658.2015.1094634

    Sexual violence in the slaveholding regimes of Louisiana and Texas: patterns of abuse in Black testimony (Thesis / Dissertation)

    Livesey, A. (2015, November 19). Sexual violence in the slaveholding regimes of Louisiana and Texas: patterns of abuse in Black testimony. (PhD Thesis, University of Liverpool).

    Shauna Devine, Learning from the Wounded: the rise of American Medical Science (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2014). (Other)

    Kenny, S. (2015). Shauna Devine, Learning from the Wounded: the rise of American Medical Science (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2014).. (Vol. LXXXI, Iss. 3, pp. 735-736). Southern Historical Association. Retrieved from http://www.uga.edu.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/~sha/

    Slavery, Health and Medicine: Health Histories of Enslaved Peoples in the Atlantic World (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. (2015). Slavery, Health and Medicine: Health Histories of Enslaved Peoples in the Atlantic World. Oxford Bibliographies Online. doi:10.1093/OBO/9780199730414-0256

    DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199730414-0256

    2014

    African American Slavery and Disability (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (2014). African American Slavery and Disability. In Slavery & Abolition (Vol. 35, Iss. 2, pp. 375-376). doi:10.1080/0144039X.2014.893687

    DOI: 10.1080/0144039X.2014.893687

    2013

    'Slave Hospitals in the Antebellum American South' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2013). 'Slave Hospitals in the Antebellum American South'. In C. Bonfield, J. Reinarz, & T. H. Termes (Eds.), Hospitals and Communities, 1100-1960 (pp. 291-323). Oxford: Peter Lang.

    'Slavery, southern medicine and the slave hospital regime' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2013). 'Slavery, southern medicine and the slave hospital regime'. In T. H. Hermes, & J. Reinarz (Eds.), Hospital Life: theory and practice from the medieval to the modern (pp. 237-271). Oxford: Peter Lang.

    The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (2013). The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment. (pp. 1379). [Internet (free access)]. Institute for Historical Research. Retrieved from http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1379

    The Development of Medical Museums in the Antebellum American South: Slave Bodies in Networks of Anatomical Exchange (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. C. (2013). The Development of Medical Museums in the Antebellum American South: Slave Bodies in Networks of Anatomical Exchange. BULLETIN OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE, 87(1), 32-62. doi:10.1353/bhm.2013.0016

    DOI: 10.1353/bhm.2013.0016

    2012

    'Slaves in Medical Education and Research' (thematic entry); 'James Marion Sims - slave surgeon'; 'Medical Museums in the American South'; 'Slave Hospitals' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2012). 'Slaves in Medical Education and Research' (thematic entry); 'James Marion Sims - slave surgeon'; 'Medical Museums in the American South'; 'Slave Hospitals'. In J. Thomas, & C. R. Wilson (Eds.), The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 22: Science and Medicine (Vol. 22). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

    2011

    'Sickness and Chains: the significance of enslaved patients in antebellum Southern infirmaries' (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. C. (2011). 'Sickness and Chains: the significance of enslaved patients in antebellum Southern infirmaries'. Medical Historian, 21, 63-91.

    2010

    "A Dictate of Both Interest and Mercy"? Slave Hospitals in the Antebellum South (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. C. (2010). "A Dictate of Both Interest and Mercy"? Slave Hospitals in the Antebellum South. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND ALLIED SCIENCES, 65(1), 1-47. doi:10.1093/jhmas/jrp019

    DOI: 10.1093/jhmas/jrp019

    2008

    'Stanley Elkins and the Elkins Thesis,' 'Sambo and other slave stereotypes.' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2008). 'Stanley Elkins and the Elkins Thesis,' 'Sambo and other slave stereotypes.'. In E. E. Baptist (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Slavery in the Americas (pp. 120-125). New York: Facts on File Inc.

    'Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment'; 'Ben Tillman'; 'Journal of Negro History'; 'Rosewood (1923)'; 'Madame C.J. Walker' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2008). 'Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment'; 'Ben Tillman'; 'Journal of Negro History'; 'Rosewood (1923)'; 'Madame C.J. Walker'. In N. Brown, & B. Stentiford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Jim Crow (pp. 240-250). Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

    2007

    'Brown Fellowship Society' and 'Slavery in South Carolina' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2007). 'Brown Fellowship Society' and 'Slavery in South Carolina'. In J. P. Rodriguez (Ed.), Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia (pp. 220-222). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc.

    'Carry Me Back: The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life' (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (2007). 'Carry Me Back: The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life'. (pp. Online). [Internet (free access)]. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.americansc.org.uk/

    'In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South' (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (2007). 'In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South'. (pp. Online). [Internet (free access)]. American Studies Resource Centre. Retrieved from http://www.americansc.org.uk/

    'The Irish in New Orleans' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2007). 'The Irish in New Orleans'. In J. P. Byrne, P. Coleman, & J. King (Eds.), Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (pp. 200-201). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc.

    Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (2007). Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion. (pp. Online). [Internet (free access)]. American Studies Resource Centre. Retrieved from http://www.americansc.org.uk/

    I can do the child no good': Dr Sims and the enslaved infants of Montgomery, Alabama (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. C. (2007). I can do the child no good': Dr Sims and the enslaved infants of Montgomery, Alabama. SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, 20(2), 223-241. doi:10.1093/sochis/hkm036

    DOI: 10.1093/sochis/hkm036

    2006

    'James Marion Sims', 'Joseph Waring', D.J.C. Cain', 'McCormick County' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (2006). 'James Marion Sims', 'Joseph Waring', D.J.C. Cain', 'McCormick County'. In W. Edgar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of South Carolina History (pp. 1-10). Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

    2003

    "'A few days' rest between each trial': the relationship between the slave body and the development of professional medicine in the Old South (Thesis / Dissertation)

    Kenny, S. C. (2003). "'A few days' rest between each trial': the relationship between the slave body and the development of professional medicine in the Old South. (PhD Thesis, Liverpool John Moores University).

    1999

    'Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in 19th-Century American Medicine' (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (1999). 'Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in 19th-Century American Medicine'. (Vol. 19, Iss. 3, pp. 549-551). [Paper]. Society for Historians of the Early Republic.

    'Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South' (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (1999). 'Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South'. (Vol. 33, Iss. 1, pp. 171-172). [Paper]. Cambridge University Press.

    'Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion, and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia, 1730-1810' (Other)

    Kenny, S. C. (1999). 'Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion, and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia, 1730-1810'. (Vol. 33, Iss. 3, pp. 566). [Paper]. Cambridge University Press.

    'Two Tone Music', 'Middle Distance Running', 'Nicolas Roeg' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (1999). 'Two Tone Music', 'Middle Distance Running', 'Nicolas Roeg'. In P. Childs, & M. Storry (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (pp. 51-54). London: Routledge.

    'W.E.B. DuBois', 'Grits', 'Aunt Jemima' (Chapter)

    Kenny, S. C. (1999). 'W.E.B. DuBois', 'Grits', 'Aunt Jemima'. In S. T. Prendergast (Ed.), St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (pp. 765-768). New York: St. James Press.

    James Marion Sims and the rise of gynaecological surgery. (Journal article)

    Kenny, S. C., Ward, J. L., & Bryan, C. S. (1999). James Marion Sims and the rise of gynaecological surgery.. Journal of medical biography, 7(4), 217-223. doi:10.1177/096777209900700407

    DOI: 10.1177/096777209900700407

    1998

    'Southern Landscapes: Heaven, Hell and Hospital' (Conference Paper)

    Kenny, S. C. (1998). 'Southern Landscapes: Heaven, Hell and Hospital'. In N. Moody, & J. Hallam (Eds.), Medical fictions: the body, the professions and dis-ease (pp. 261-278). Liverpool: Media, Critical and Creative Arts; Liverpool John Moores University.
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