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Disease and discrimination are processes linked to class in the early American colonies. Many early colonists fell victim to mass sickness as Old and New World systems collided and new social, political, economic, and ecological dynamics allowed disease to spread.

Dale Hutchinson argues that most colonists, slaves, servants, and nearby Native Americans suffered significant health risks due to their lower economic and social status. With examples ranging from indentured servitude in the Chesapeake to the housing and sewage systems of New York to the effects of conflict between European powers, Hutchinson posits that poverty and living conditions, more so than microbes, were often at the root of epidemics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Maps
  2. p. ix
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  1. Tables
  2. p. x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Timeline
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Part I. Of Apples and Edens
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. The Transformation of Native America
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. 2. Of Plagues and Peoples
  2. pp. 14-27
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  1. 3. Virginity and Virulence
  2. pp. 28-42
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  1. Part II. Natives and Newcomers
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. 4. Merchants and Maladies
  2. pp. 45-60
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  1. 5. Commerce and Consequence
  2. pp. 61-75
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  1. 6. Contested Colonies
  2. pp. 76-98
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  1. Part III. Planters and Pestilence
  2. pp. 99-100
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  1. 7. Landscapes and Liabilities
  2. pp. 101-122
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  1. 8. Poverty and Pestilence beyond the Big House
  2. pp. 123-148
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  1. Part IV. Measuring the Lands
  2. pp. 149-150
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  1. 9. Measured Lands and Multitudes
  2. pp. 151-181
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 182-186
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 187-218
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 219-242
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 243-249
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813055947
Related ISBN
9780813062693
MARC Record
OCLC
946704724
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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