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The Resource Cherokee medicine, colonial germs : an indigenous nation's fight against smallpox, 1518-1824, Paul Kelton

Cherokee medicine, colonial germs : an indigenous nation's fight against smallpox, 1518-1824, Paul Kelton

Label
Cherokee medicine, colonial germs : an indigenous nation's fight against smallpox, 1518-1824
Title
Cherokee medicine, colonial germs
Title remainder
an indigenous nation's fight against smallpox, 1518-1824
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kelton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How smallpox, or Variola, caused widespread devastation during the European colonization of the Americas is a well-known story. But as historian Paul Kelton informs us, that's precisely what it is: a convenient story. In Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs Kelton challenges the "virgin soil thesis," or the widely held belief that Natives' lack of immunities and their inept healers were responsible for their downfall. Eschewing the metaphors and hyperbole routinely associated with the impact of smallpox, he firmly shifts the focus to the root cause of indigenous suffering and depopulation--colonialism writ large; not disease."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelton, Paul
Dewey number
614.5/20975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.S6
LC item number
K45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WC 585
NLM item number
K29c 2015
Series statement
New directions in Native American studies
Series volume
volume 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Smallpox
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Smallpox vaccine
  • Smallpox
  • Indians, North American
  • Smallpox Vaccine
  • Colonialism
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • Southeastern United States
  • Kolonisation
  • Indianer
  • Cherokee
  • Medizin
  • Pocken
  • Impfung
  • Nordamerika
Label
Cherokee medicine, colonial germs : an indigenous nation's fight against smallpox, 1518-1824, Paul Kelton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrival -- Response -- War -- Revolution -- Vaccine
Control code
890436715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 281 pages
Isbn
9780806146881
Lccn
2014030514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)890436715
Label
Cherokee medicine, colonial germs : an indigenous nation's fight against smallpox, 1518-1824, Paul Kelton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrival -- Response -- War -- Revolution -- Vaccine
Control code
890436715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 281 pages
Isbn
9780806146881
Lccn
2014030514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)890436715

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