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Author Hutchinson, Dale L., author

Title Disease and discrimination : poverty and pestilence in colonial Atlantic America / Dale L. Hutchinson
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
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Contents Of apples and Edens -- The transformation of native America -- Of plagues and peoples -- Virginity and virulence -- Natives and newcomers -- Merchants and maladies -- Commerce and consequence -- Contested colonies -- Planters and pestilence -- Landscapes and liabilities -- Poverty and pestilence beyond the big house -- Measuring the lands -- Measured lands and multitudes
Summary Hutchinson explores early colonial settlements and compares those that thrived with those that failed, investigating how disease did or did not affect the Native population nearby. Following the path of infection and disease, Hutchinson demonstrates that as America grew from backwoods to cities, populations in every century were affected in many ways by disease, each one impacting different impoverished classes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Colonialism -- history.
History, Modern 1601-
Poverty -- history.
Prejudice -- history.
Public Health -- history.
Chronic diseases -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- History.
Communicable diseases -- United States -- History.
Discrimination against people with disabilities -- United States -- History.
Poor -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History.
Poverty -- United States -- History.
Public health -- United States -- History.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813055946 (electronic bk.)
9780813055947 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)