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The Constitutional Foundations of Health and Prosperity

Werner Troesken

in The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226922171
eISBN:
9780226922195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922195.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter argues that the Constitution was not designed to control disease in the most effective ways possible, but to promote economic and political freedoms. Because the Constitution was ... More


Unfortunate Allies

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how Robert Knox, the Edinburgh anatomist disgraced by the Burke and Hare murders, recommenced his prolonged campaign against the law of correlation in the mid-1850s, just as ... More


A Colonist at Sea, 1793

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from Auguste Binsse's first-person narrative about the Haitian revolution focusing on 1793, the year in which the black slaves in Saint-Domingue achieved ... More


Witch-Hunters: The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the ways by which the meaning of Salem's metaphor shifted during the American Civil War and Reconstruction years as Northern commentators adopted it to marginalize their own ... More


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