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Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600, David S. Jones

Label
Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600
Title
Rationalizing epidemics
Title remainder
meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600
Statement of responsibility
David S. Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Rationalizing Epidemics, David Jones examines crucial episodes in this history: Puritan responses to Indian depopulation in the seventeenth century; attempts to spread or prevent smallpox on the Western frontier in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; tuberculosis campaigns on the Sioux reservations from 1870 until 1910; and programs to test new antibiotics and implement modern medicine on a Navajo reservation in the 1950s. These encounters were always complex. Colonists, traders, physicians, and bureaucrats often saw epidemics as markers of social injustice and worked to improve Indians' health. At the same time, they exploited epidemics to obtain land, fur, and research subjects, and used health disparities as grounds for "civilizing" American Indians. Revealing the economic and political patterns that link these cases, Jones provides insight into the dilemmas of modern health policy in which desire and action stand alongside indifference and inaction."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, David S.
Dewey number
614.4/2/08997
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA408.I49
LC item number
J66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Indians, North American
  • Mortality
  • Smallpox
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Tuberculosis
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Indians, North American
  • Smallpox
  • Tuberculosis
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600, David S. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-287) 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
Control code
53896721
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780674013056
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003067538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600, David S. Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-287) 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
Control code
53896721
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780674013056
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003067538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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