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A pest in the land : new world epidemics in a global perspective

Author: Suzanne Austin Alchon
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2003.
Series: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Challenges many widely held notions about encounters between European and native peoples. Whereas many late twentieth century scholars blamed the catastrophic decline of post-conquest native  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Alchon, Suzanne Austin.
Pest in the land.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)656632579
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Austin Alchon
ISBN: 0826328709 9780826328700 0826328717 9780826328717
OCLC Number: 50773314
Description: ix, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Old world epidemiology to 1500 --
Amerindians and disease before 1492 --
Colonialism, disease, and the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, and the Central Andes --
Colonialism and disease in Brazil and North America --
New world epidemics and European colonialism.
Series Title: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Responsibility: Suzanne Austin Alchon.
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