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The Resource Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914, J.R. McNeill, (electronic resource)

Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914, J.R. McNeill, (electronic resource)

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Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914
Title
Mosquito empires
Title remainder
ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914
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J.R. McNeill
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Language
eng
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. In particular, yellow fever and malaria attacked newcomers to the region, which helped keep the Spanish Empire Spanish in the face of predatory rivals in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In the late eighteenth and through the nineteenth century, these diseases helped revolutions to succeed by decimating forces sent out from Europe to prevent them"--Provided by publisher
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NyNyACL
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McNeill, John Robert
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
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American Council of Learned Societies
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New approaches to the Americas
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Revolutions
  • Yellow fever
  • Malaria
  • Epidemics
  • Medical geography
  • Caribbean Area
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Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914, J.R. McNeill, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
The argument (and its limits) in brief -- Atlantic empires and Caribbean ecology -- Deadly fevers, deadly doctors -- Fevers take hold: from Recife to Kourou -- Yellow fever rampant and British ambition repulsed, 1690-1780 -- Lord Cornwallis vs. Anopheles quadrimaculattus, 1780-1781 -- Revolutionary fevers, 1790-1898: Haiti, New Granada, and Cuba -- Conclusion: vector and virus vanquished, 1880-1914
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MIU01000000000000012245694
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
xviii, 371 p.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
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unknown
Other physical details
maps
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unknown
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unknown
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Electronic text and image data.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(dli)HEB30497
Label
Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914, J.R. McNeill, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
The argument (and its limits) in brief -- Atlantic empires and Caribbean ecology -- Deadly fevers, deadly doctors -- Fevers take hold: from Recife to Kourou -- Yellow fever rampant and British ambition repulsed, 1690-1780 -- Lord Cornwallis vs. Anopheles quadrimaculattus, 1780-1781 -- Revolutionary fevers, 1790-1898: Haiti, New Granada, and Cuba -- Conclusion: vector and virus vanquished, 1880-1914
Control code
MIU01000000000000012245694
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 371 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(dli)HEB30497

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