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

This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Suriname and the Chesapeake - in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. Ecological changes made these landscapes especially suitable for...

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Author / Creator:McNeill, John Robert.
Imprint:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 371 pages) : maps
Language:English
Series:New approaches to the Americas
New approaches to the Americas.
Subject:Human ecology -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Revolutions -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Yellow fever -- Environmental aspects -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Malaria -- Environmental aspects -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Epidemics -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Medical geography -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Malaria -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Yellow fever -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Mosquitoes -- Caribbean Area -- pathogenicity.
Social change -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Ecological and Environmental Phenomena.
History, Modern 1601-.
HISTORY -- General.
Epidemics.
Human ecology.
Malaria.
Malaria -- Environmental aspects.
Medical geography.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Revolutions.
Social change.
Yellow fever.
Caribbean Area -- History.
Caribbean Region.
Caribbean Area.
Electronic books.
History.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11831290
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ISBN:9780511811623
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Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-361) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Suriname 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 would-be settlers. Because yellow fever confers immunity on survivors of the disease, and because malaria confers resistance, these diseases played partisan roles in the struggles for empire and revolution, attacking some populations more severely than others.
Other form:Print version: McNeill, John Robert. Mosquito empires. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521452861