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Abstract

The eruption and spread of COVID-19 affords us the opportunity to look back and reflect on the role disease has played in shaping Indigenous destinies in the Americas. This essay illuminates problems of data, chronology, impact, and identification in four geographical settings— Hispaniola, Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador/Peru—and situates these regional findings, historically, in hemispheric and global context.

Keywords

Columbus; COVID-19; Old World disease; Amerindian depopulation; Hispaniola; Mexico; Guatemala; Ecuador; Peru

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-5811
Print ISSN
1545-2476
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-27
Open Access
No
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