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The Caribbean and the medical imagination, 1764-1834 : slavery, disease and colonial modernity

Author: Emily Senior
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 119.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Caribbean was known as the 'grave of Europeans'. At the apex of British colonialism in the region between 1764 and 1834, the rapid spread of disease amongst colonist, enslaved and indigenous populations made the Caribbean notorious as one of the deadliest places on earth. Drawing on historical accounts from physicians, surgeons and travellers alongside literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Senior
ISBN: 9781108416818 1108416810 9781108404198 1108404197
OCLC Number: 1006298408
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Communicating disease : literature and medicine in the Atlantic World --
Part I. Health, Geography and Aesthetics. 'What new forms of death' : the poetics of disease and cure --
The diagnostics of description : medical topography and the colonial picturesque --
Part II. Colonial Bodies. Skin, textuality and colonial feeling --
'A Seasoned Creole' and 'a Citizen of the World' : white West Indians and Atlantic medical knowledge --
Part III. Revolution and Abolition. The 'intimate union of medicine and magic' : Obeah, revolution and colonial modernity --
Afterword : colonial modernities and after abolition.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 119.
Responsibility: Emily Senior.

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