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Author McCandless, Peter
Title Slavery, disease, and suffering in the southern Lowcountry / Peter McCandless
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA418.3.U6 M122 2011    AVAILABLE    30530001073733
Descript xxi, 297 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies on the American South
Cambridge studies on the American South
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
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 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
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