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New England Epidemiology

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the epidemics that devastated Native American populations between 1616 and 1619—those same epidemics that John Winthrop called a “miraculous plague” sent by God to depopulate ... More


Introduction

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

The introduction situates epidemiology as an analytical framework, and demonstrates the power of epidemiology to reorganize national, economic, and geopolitical boundaries around Western etiologies ... More


Turning Points in Iroquois History: A Re-Evaluation

Kurt A. Jordan

in The Seneca Restoration, 1715–1754: An Iroquois Local Political Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032511
eISBN:
9780813039428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032511.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Scholars have identified five main turning points that they claim initiated Iroquois decline. The first model holds that Iroquois matrilineal institutions were unable to endure the demographic ... More


Introduction: Epidemic Constitutions

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter explores the intimate links between health and politics in colonial Philadelphia. The term “epidemic constitution”, used here, was coined by English physician Thomas ... More


Conclusion: “A New Era in the Science of Medicine”?

Thomas A. Apel

in Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797405
eISBN:
9780804799638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797405.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Conclusion suggests that the yellow fever debate revealed the untenability of scientific inquiry based on the common-sense model, which could not sustain productive debate. It also contends that ... More


. 1685–1715: The Era of the Indian Slave Trade

James F. Barnett

in Mississippi's American Indians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032455
eISBN:
9781617032462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032455.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how the Indian slave trade initiated by the Carolina English triggered intertribal violence across the Southeast. Human slaves and deerskins became the currency that pulled the ... More


A Situation Too Terrible for Us: Smallpox and Social Upheaval

Daniel J. Tortora

in Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621227
eISBN:
9781469623382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621227.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the social and political consequences of smallpox, particularly in South Carolina in the year 1760, brought about after Lyttelton's return from an expedition into Cherokee ... More


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