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Author McGuire, Robert A. (Robert Allen), 1948-

Title Parasites, pathogens, and progress : diseases and economic development / Robert A. McGuire, Philip R.P. Coelho
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : biology, diseases, and migration before the twentieth century -- Biology, diseases, and history : the big picture -- Diseases and long-run economic growth -- Colonists' choice of agricultural labor in early America -- Initial location of Africans and Europeans in early America -- Slavery and diseases in the antebellum American South -- Evidence on the spread of diseases in nineteenth-century America
Summary In this work, the authors combine biological and economic perspectives to suggest an innovative view of American history with implications for how we understand history as a whole
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Evolution (Biology) -- United States -- History.
Microbiology -- United States -- History.
Parasitic diseases -- History.
Parasitic diseases -- Social aspects.
Parasitic diseases -- United States -- History.
Parasitic Diseases -- epidemiology.
Parasitic Diseases -- history.
History, 18th Century.
History, 19th Century.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Coelho, Philip R. P.
LC no. 2010046703
ISBN 0262298392 (electronic bk.)
9780262298391 (electronic bk.)