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Author McCandless, Peter.

Title Slavery, disease, and suffering in the southern Lowcountry [electronic resource] / Peter McCandless.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxi, 297 p. : ill., maps.
Series Cambridge studies on the American South
Cambridge studies on the American South.
Bibliography 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.
Summary "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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Diseases -- Social aspects -- South Carolina -- History.
Diseases and history -- South Carolina -- History.
Plantation life -- South Carolina -- History.
Environmental health -- South Carolina -- History.
South Carolina -- Social conditions.
Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Social conditions.
South Carolina -- Economic conditions.
Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Economic conditions.
South Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
South Carolina -- History -- 1775-1865.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107004153 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781139080729 (e-book)

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