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Author Archer, Seth, 1974- author
Title Sharks upon the land : colonialism, indigenous health, and culture in Hawai'i, 1778-1855 / Seth Archer, Utah State University
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Descript xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Studies in North American Indian history
Note "Historian Seth Archer traces the cultural impact of disease and health problems in the Hawaiian Islands from the arrival of Europeans to 1855. Colonialism in Hawaii began with epidemiological incursions, and Archer argues that health remained the national crisis for more than a century. Introduced diseases resulted in drastically reduced lifespans, crushing infertility and infant mortality, and persistent poor health for generations of Islanders, leaving a deep imprint on Hawaiian culture and national consciousness. Scholars have noted the role of epidemics in the depopulation of Hawaii and broader Oceania, yet few have considered the interplay between colonialism, health, and culture - including Native religion, medicine and ideas about the body, and gender and sexuality. This study emphasizes Islanders' own ideas about, and responses to, disease and other health challenges on the local level. Ultimately, Hawaii provides a case study for health and culture change among indigenous populations across the Americas and the Pacific"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-274) and index
Subject Hawaiians -- Health and hygiene -- History -- 19th century
Hawaiians -- Diseases -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century
Public health -- Hawaii -- History -- 19th century
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