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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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mancall, Peter C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Indians, North American
  • United States
  • 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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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
31900162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780801427626
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95001445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1669182
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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
31900162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780801427626
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95001445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1669182

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