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Parasites, pathogens, and progress : diseases and economic development / Robert A. McGuire, Philip R.P. Coelho.

Author/Creator:
McGuire, Robert A. (Robert Allen), 1948-
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Parasitic diseases -- History.
Parasitic diseases -- Social aspects.
Parasitic diseases -- United States -- History.
Evolution (Biology) -- United States -- History.
Microbiology -- United States -- History.
United States -- Economic conditions.
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
The biology and disease lesson.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Coelho, Philip R. P.
ISBN:
9780262015660 (alk. paper)
0262015668 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
678924617
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