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Poverty and Pestilence beyond the Big House

Dale L. Hutchinson

in Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062693
eISBN:
9780813051789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062693.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Those working in the fields—European indentured servants, women and children, African and Indian slaves—had increased health risks due to their working environment. As adults, they faced malnutrition ... More


Delivering Health Care

Thomas J. Ward

in Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

When the health center opened, its physicians and nurses worked to overcome numerous challenges to deliver health care to a rural, impoverished clientele. They developed an (often rocky) partnership ... More


The Worsening Crisis, the Delay, and the Impact of the Famine

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

in Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190499389
eISBN:
9780190638559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499389.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter traces the early warning about the famine, beginning in 2010, and analyses the information available about the crisis right up to and including the declaration of famine on July 20, ... More


Nutrition

Marina Sorrentino

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The chapter focuses on how Italy’s economic growth enabled the spread of improvements in the diet of the Italian population. According to mid-nineteenth-century observers, nourishment was likely to ... More


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