Black History Fun Fact Friday – “Drapetomania” — The PBS Blog

Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright was a prominent physician and medical writer in New Orleans. He specialized in “mental alienation,” an expression that meant a break with reality or a schism in mind. Cartwright is most known and remembered for his theories of drapetomania—the belief that a disease caused slaves to run away. Also known as […]

Black History Fun Fact Friday – “Drapetomania” — The PBS Blog

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