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The Resource Born to die : disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650, Noble David Cook

Born to die : disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650, Noble David Cook

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Born to die : disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650
Title
Born to die
Title remainder
disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650
Statement of responsibility
Noble David Cook
Title variation
Disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The biological mingling of the previously separated Old and New Worlds began with the first voyage of Columbus. The exchange was a mixed blessing: It led to the disappearance of entire peoples in the Americas, but it also resulted in the rapid expansion and consequent economic and military hegemony of Europeans. Amerindians had never before experienced the deadly Eurasian sicknesses brought by the foreigners in wave after wave; smallpox, measles, typhus, plague, influenza, malaria, yellow fever. These diseases conquered the Americas before the sword could be unsheathed. From 1492 to 1650, from Hudson's Bay in the north to southernmost Tierra del Fuego, disease weakened Amerindian resistance to outside domination. The Black Legend, which attempts to place all of the blame for the injustices of conquest on the Spanish, must be revised in light of the evidence that all Old World peoples carried, literally though largely unwittingly, the germs of the destruction of American civilization
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E59.D58
LC item number
C66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New approaches to the Americas
Label
Born to die : disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650, Noble David Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index
Contents
In the path of the hurricane : disease and the disappearance of the peoples of the Caribbean, 1492-1518 -- The deaths of Aztec Cuitlahuac and Inca Huayna Capac : the first New World pandemics -- Settling in : epidemics and conquest to the end of the first century -- Regional outbreaks from the 1530s to century's end -- New arivals : peoples and illness from 1600 to 1650
Control code
37115000
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780521622080
Lccn
97025064
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37115000
Label
Born to die : disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650, Noble David Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index
Contents
In the path of the hurricane : disease and the disappearance of the peoples of the Caribbean, 1492-1518 -- The deaths of Aztec Cuitlahuac and Inca Huayna Capac : the first New World pandemics -- Settling in : epidemics and conquest to the end of the first century -- Regional outbreaks from the 1530s to century's end -- New arivals : peoples and illness from 1600 to 1650
Control code
37115000
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780521622080
Lccn
97025064
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37115000

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