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Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82

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A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across North America when the War of Independence began, and until now we have known almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply Variola affected the outcome of the war in every colony and the lives of everyone on the continent. Her remarkable research shows us how the disease devastated the American troops at Quebec and kept them at bay during the British occupation of Boston, and how it ravaged slaves in Virginia who had escaped to join the British forces. During the terrible winter at Valley Forge, General Washington had to decide if and when to attempt the risky inoculation of his troops.

The destructive, desolating power of smallpox made for a cascade of public-health crises and heartbreaking human drama. Fenn's innovative work shows how this megatragedy was met and what its consequences were for the young republic.

Synopsis:

A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet little is known about it. Fenn reveals how deeply "variola" affected the outcome of the war in every colony and the lives of everyone in North America. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-358) and index.

About the Author

Elizabeth A. Fenn teaches history at George Washington University. The author of Natives and Newcomers, she lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809078219
Author:
Fenn, Elizabeth A.
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Author:
Fenn, Elizabeth Anne
Author:
Fenn, Elizabeth A.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Smallpox
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
Smallpox - United States - History -
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
02-138
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 38 Black-and-White Illustration
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.85 x 5.64 x 1.04 in

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Product details 384 pages Hill & Wang - English 9780809078219 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet little is known about it. Fenn reveals how deeply "variola" affected the outcome of the war in every colony and the lives of everyone in North America. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-358) and index.
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