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Author Kelton, Paul.

Title Epidemics and enslavement : biological catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715 / Paul Kelton
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 288 pages) : maps
Series Indians of the Southeast
Indians of the Southeast.
Contents Disease ecology of the Native Southeast, 1000-1492 -- The protohistoric puzzle, 1492-1659 -- Slave raids and smallpox, 1659-1700 -- The epidemiological origins of the Yamasee War, 1700-1715
Summary Tracing the pathology of early European encounters with Native peoples of the Southeast, this work concludes that, while indigenous peoples suffered from an array of ailments before contact, Natives had their most significant experience with new germs long after initial contacts in the sixteenth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indians of North America -- Diseases -- South Atlantic States.
Indians of North America -- South Atlantic States -- History.
Indians, Treatment of -- South Atlantic States.
Slavery -- South Atlantic States.
Smallpox -- South Atlantic States -- Epidemiology.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Modern 1601-
Indians, North American -- history.
Smallpox -- history.
Social Problems -- history.
South Atlantic States -- History.
Southeastern United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803215576 (electronic bk.)
9780803215573 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)