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Author Alchon, Suzanne Austin.

Title A pest in the land : new world epidemics in a global perspective / Suzanne Austin Alchon
Edition 1st ed
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Diálogos series
Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Contents Old world epidemiology to 1500 -- Amerindians and disease before 1492 -- Colonialism, disease, and the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, and the Central Andes -- Colonialism and disease in Brazil and North America -- New world epidemics and European colonialism
Summary In this timely study of all the reasons for extreme declines in native populations in the New World after colonization by Europeans, the author questions prevalent theories that exposure to Old World diseases was the sole cause of the devastation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-207) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Colonialism -- history.
Communicable Diseases -- history.
History, 17th Century.
History, 18th Century.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
Indians, Central American -- history.
Indians, North American -- history.
Indians, South American -- history.
Communicable diseases -- Latin America -- History
Epidemiology -- Latin America
Medical geography -- Latin America
Communicable diseases.
Medical geography.
Latin America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826328725