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William Douglass and the Natural History of Credit

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter follows the career of the Boston physician William Douglass, whose closely related ideas about colonial medicine, natural history, and commerce made him the foremost critic of paper ... More


Technologies of Inoculation

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/9780199743476.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines the interlinked histories of inoculation and print during the 1721 Boston inoculation controversy. Cotton Mather claimed that he learned about inoculation from his slave ... More


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