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Author Espinosa, Mariola,
Title Epidemic invasions : yellow fever and the limits of Cuban independence, 1878-1930 / Mariola Espinosa.
Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2009]

Author Espinosa, Mariola,
Subject Yellow fever -- Cuba -- History.
Yellow fever -- Southern States -- History.
Public health -- United States -- History.
Public health -- Cuba -- History.
Medical policy -- United States -- History.
Medical policy -- Cuba -- History.
United States -- Relations -- Cuba -- History.
Cuba -- Relations -- United States -- History.
Disease Outbreaks -- Cuba -- History.
Disease Outbreaks -- United States -- History.
Yellow Fever -- United States -- History.
History, 19th Century -- Cuba.
History, 19th Century -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- Cuba.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Yellow Fever -- prevention & control -- Cuba.
Yellow Fever -- prevention & control -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 189 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Disease and Empire -- 2. Pre-Occupation with Cuba -- 3. Fighting the Yellow Scourge : Initial Sanitation Reforms in Cuba -- 4. Hunt for the Mosquito -- 5. Mosquito Threatens Independence -- 6. Limits of Domination -- 7. Conclusions.
Summary "In the early fall of 1897, yellow fever shuttered businesses, paralyzed trade, and caused tens of thousand of people living in the southern United States to abandon their homes and flee for their lives. Originating in Cuba, the deadly plague inspired disease-control measures that not only protected U.S. trade interests but also justified the political and economic domination of the island nation from which the pestilence came. By focusing on yellow fever, Epidemic Invasions uncovers for the first time how the devastating power of this virus profoundly shaped the relationship between the two countries. Yellow fever in Cuba, Mariola Espinosa demonstrates, motivated the United States to declare war against Spain in 1898, and, after the war was won and the disease eradicated, the United States demanded that Cuba pledge in its new constitution to maintain the sanitation standards established during the occupation. By situating the history of the fight against yellow fever within its political, military, and economic context, Espinosa reveals that the U.S. program of sanitation and disease control in Cuba was not a charitable endeavor. Instead, she shows that it was an exercise in colonial public health that served to eliminate threats to the continued expansion of U.S. influence in the world"--Provided by publisher.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9780226218137 (electronic bk.)
0226218139 (electronic bk.)
9780226218113 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226218112 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226218120 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226218120 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 502635110
Additional Format Print version: Espinosa, Mariola. Epidemic invasions. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9780226218120 (DLC) 2009006776

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