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Author McNeill, John Robert.
Title Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 / J.R. McNeill.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Series New approaches to the Americas
New approaches to the Americas.
Subject Human ecology -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Revolutions -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Yellow fever -- Environmental aspects -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Malaria -- Environmental aspects -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Epidemics -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Medical geography -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Malaria -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Yellow fever -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Mosquitoes -- Caribbean Area -- pathogenicity.
Social change -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Ecological and Environmental Phenomena.
History, Modern 1601-
Caribbean Area -- History.
Caribbean Region.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 371 pages) : maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-361) and index.
Summary This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Suriname and the Chesapeake - in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. Ecological changes made these landscapes especially suitable for the vector mosquitoes of yellow fever and malaria, and these diseases wrought systematic havoc among armies and would-be settlers. Because yellow fever confers immunity on survivors of the disease, and because malaria confers resistance, these diseases played partisan roles in the struggles for empire and revolution, attacking some populations more severely than others.
Contents The argument (and its limits) in brief -- Atlantic empires and Caribbean ecology -- Deadly fevers, deadly doctors -- Fevers take hold: from Recife to Kourou -- Yellow fever rampant and British ambition repulsed, 1690-1780 -- Lord Cornwallis vs. Anopheles quadrimaculattus, 1780-1781 -- Revolutionary fevers, 1790-1898: Haiti, New Granada, and Cuba -- Conclusion: vector and virus vanquished, 1880-1914.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511811623 (electronic bk.)
0511811624 (electronic bk.)
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OCLC # 817925253
Additional Format Print version: McNeill, John Robert. Mosquito empires. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521452861 (DLC) 2009037299 (OCoLC)436358468