Princeton University Library Catalog

Slavery, disease, and suffering in the southern Lowcountry / Peter McCandless.

Author:
McCandless, Peter [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description:
xxi, 297 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series:
Cambridge studies on the American South. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"In 1776, the Carolina lowcountry was the wealthiest and unhealthiest region in British North America. This book argues that the two were intimately connected, examining how people created, combated, avoided, and denied the virulent disease environment; and how disease and human responses to it influenced the region, the South, and the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Pt. 1. Talk about suffering -- Rhetoric and reality -- From paradise to hospital -- "A scene of diseases" -- Wooden horse -- Revolutionary fever -- Stranger's disease -- "A merciful provision of the creator" -- pt. 2. Combating pestilence -- "I wish that I had studied physick" -- "I know nothing of this disease" -- Providence, prudence, and patience -- Buying the smallpox -- Commerce, contagion, and cleanliness -- A migratory species -- Melancholy.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107004153 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 1107004152 (hardback : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2010051694
OCLC:
694283181
Other standard number:
  • 40019303386
RCP:
C - S