Allegheny County Public libraries are closed to the public, but the digital library is open! Check out the eLibrary site for more information. If you need a library card, sign up here. Check your local library's website for more information about closures.

Skimmed : breastfeeding, race, and injustice

by Freeman, Andrea, (Associate Professor of Law),

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Unavailable 0 of 1 copy
12 people on waitlist
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
Whitehall Public Library New Book Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  New Book Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
 
On Order (7)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
CLP - Hill District Non-Fiction Collection IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
CLP - Homewood Non-Fiction Collection IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Non-Fiction Collection IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - New Non-fiction IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - New Non-fiction
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
Summary

Born into a tenant farming family in North Carolina in 1946, Mary Louise, Mary Ann, Mary Alice, and Mary Catherine were medical miracles. Annie Mae Fultz, a Black-Cherokee woman who lost her ability to hear and speak in childhood, became the mother of America's first surviving set of identical quadruplets. They were instant celebrities. Their White doctor named them after his own family members. He sold the rights to use the sisters for marketing purposes to the highest-bidding formula company. The girls lived in poverty, while Pet Milk's profits from a previously untapped market of Black families skyrocketed.

Over half a century later, baby formula is a seventy-billion-dollar industry and Black mothers have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country. Since slavery, legal, political, and societal factors have routinely denied Black women the ability to choose how to feed their babies. In Skimmed , Andrea Freeman tells the riveting story of the Fultz quadruplets while uncovering how feeding America's youngest citizens is awash in social, legal, and cultural inequalities. This book highlights the making of a modern public health crisis, the four extraordinary girls whose stories encapsulate a nationwide injustice, and how we can fight for a healthier future.

Additional Information
Subjects Pet Milk Company -- Influence.
African American infants -- Nutrition -- United States -- History.
Infant formulas -- United States -- Marketing -- History.
African Americans in advertising -- United States -- History.
Breastfeeding -- United States -- History.
Health and race -- United States -- History.
Quadruplets -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Stanford, California :2020
Language English
Description xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-263) and index.
ISBN 9781503601123
1503601129
Other Classic View