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Miraculous plagues : an epidemiology of early New England narrative

Author: Cristobal Silva
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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"In the summer of 1629, John Winthrop described a series of epidemics that devastated Native American populations along the eastern seaboard of New England as a "miraculous plague." Winthrop was struck by the providential nature of these waves of disease, which contributed neatly to the settlers' justifications for colonial expansion. Taking Winthrop's phrase as its cornerstone, Miraculous Plagues reimagines New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cristobal Silva
ISBN: 9780199743476 0199743479 9780190272401 0190272406
OCLC Number: 667990323
Description: xii, 239 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: New England epidemiology --
Vectors of dissent --
Puritan immunology --
Technologies of inoculation.
Responsibility: Cristobal Silva.
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Miraculous Plagues examines the forms and conventions of colonial epidemiology in order to re-imagine New England's early literary history as a function of the narrative, legal, and theological  Read more...

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his nuanced analyses ultimately enlarge the established historic narrative surrounding epidemiology and its effect on settlement. Rosemary Pollock, History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

 
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