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The Resource Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall

Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall

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Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America
Title
Deadly medicine
Title remainder
Indians and alcohol in early America
Statement of responsibility
Peter C. Mancall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Alcohol abuse has killed and impoverished American Indians since the seventeenth century, when European settlers began trading rum for furs. In the first book to probe the origins of this ongoing social crisis, Peter C. Mancall explores the liquor trade's devastating impact on the Indian communities of colonial America. The author follows the trail of rum from the West Indian producers to the colonial distributors and on to the Indian consumers in the eastern woodlands. To discover why Indians participated in the trade and why they experienced such a powerful desire for alcohol, he addresses current medical views on alcoholism and reexamines the colonial era as a time when Indians were forming new strategies for survival in a world that had been radically changed. Finally, Mancall compares Indian drinking in New France and New Spain with that in the British colonies
  • Forever shattering the stereotype of the drunken Indian, Mancall offers a powerful indictment of English participation in the liquor trade and a new awareness of the trade's tragic cost for the American Indians
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
INARC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mancall, Peter C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • HISTORY
  • Indians of North America
  • Alkohol
  • Alkoholkonsum
  • Indianer
  • Nordamerika
  • Indianer
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Indians, North American
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • United States
Label
Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and physiology -- Stereotypes -- Trade -- Consumption -- Costs -- Temperance -- New Spain, New France -- The British Imperial moment, 1763-1775 -- Legacies
Control code
on1029034005
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 268 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501728440
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw1ss
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029034005
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and physiology -- Stereotypes -- Trade -- Consumption -- Costs -- Temperance -- New Spain, New France -- The British Imperial moment, 1763-1775 -- Legacies
Control code
on1029034005
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 268 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501728440
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw1ss
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029034005
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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