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Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

Author: John Robert McNeill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: New approaches to the Americas
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"This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Surinam and the Chesapeake - in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. Ecological changes made these landscapes especially suitable for the vector mosquitoes of yellow fever and malaria, and these diseases wrought systematic havoc among armies and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Mosquito empires.
2010
(SE-LIBR)11880345
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Robert McNeill
ISBN: 9780511670817 0511670818 9780511811623 0511811624
OCLC Number: 939678302
Description: 1 online resource (390 p.)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. The argument: mosquito determinism and its limits; 2. Atlantic empires and Caribbean ecology; 3. Deadly fevers, deadly doctors; Part II. Imperial Mosquitoes: 4. From Recife to Kourou: yellow fever takes hold, 1620-1764; 5. Cartagena and Havana: yellow fever rampant; Part III. Revolutionary Mosquitoes: 6. Lord Cornwallis vs. anopheles quadrimaculatus, 1780-1781; 7. Revolutionary fevers: Haiti, New Granada, and Cuba, 1790-1898; 8. Epilogue: vector and virus vanquished.
Series Title: New approaches to the Americas
Responsibility: J.R. McNeill.
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