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Epidemics and enslavement : biological catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715, Paul Kelton

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Epidemics and enslavement : biological catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715
Title
Epidemics and enslavement
Title remainder
biological catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kelton
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Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Epidemics and Enslavement is a groundbreaking examination of the relationship between the Indian slave trade and the spread of Old World diseases in the colonial southeastern United States. Paul Kelton scrupulously traces the pathology of early European encounters with Native peoples of the Southeast and concludes that, while indigenous peoples suffered from an array of ailments before contact, Natives had their most significant experience with new germs long after initial contacts in the sixteenth century. In fact, Kelton places the first region-wide epidemic of smallpox in the 1690s and attributes its spread to the Indian slave trade. From 1696 to 1700, Native communities from the Atlantic Coast to the Mississippi Valley suffered catastrophic death tolls because of smallpox. The other diseases that then followed in smallpox's wake devastated the indigenous societies. Kelton found, however, that such biological catastrophes did not occur simply because the region's Natives lacked immunity. Over the last half of the seventeenth century, the colonies of Virginia and South Carolina had integrated the Southeast into a larger Atlantic world that carried an unprecedented volume of people, goods, and ultimately germs into indigenous villages. Kelton shows that English commerce in Native slaves in particular facilitated the spread of smallpox and made indigenous peoples especially susceptible to infection and mortality as intense violence forced malnourished refugees to huddle in germ-ridden, compact settlements. By 1715 the Native population had plummeted, causing a collapse in the very trade that had facilitated such massive depopulation
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DLC
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Kelton, Paul
Dewey number
614.4089/97075
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.S65
LC item number
K45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Indians of the Southeast
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Indians of North America
  • Smallpox
  • Slavery
  • South Atlantic States
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • History, Early Modern 1451-1600
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • Indians, North American
  • Smallpox
  • Social Problems
  • Southeastern United States
Label
Epidemics and enslavement : biological catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715, Paul Kelton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disease ecology of the Native Southeast, 1000-1492 -- The protohistoric puzzle, 1492-1659 -- Slave raids and smallpox, 1659-1700 -- The epidemiological origins of the Yamasee War, 1700-1715
Control code
123119755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780803227569
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)123119755
Label
Epidemics and enslavement : biological catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715, Paul Kelton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) 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
Disease ecology of the Native Southeast, 1000-1492 -- The protohistoric puzzle, 1492-1659 -- Slave raids and smallpox, 1659-1700 -- The epidemiological origins of the Yamasee War, 1700-1715
Control code
123119755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780803227569
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)123119755

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