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Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650 (New Approaches to the Americas)

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Noble David Cook explains, in vivid detail and sweeping scope, how the conquest of the New World was achieved by a handful of Europeans--not by the sword, but by deadly disease. The Aztec and Inca empires with their teeming millions were destroyed by a few hundred Europeans whose most important weapons, though the conquerors did not realize it at the time, were diseases previously unknown in the Americas. The end result of the colonizing experience in the Americas, whether of the Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, English, or French, was the collapse of native society.

Synopsis:

Cook explains that the conquest of the New World was achieved by a handful of Europeans - not by the sword, but by deadly disease.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-235) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. In the path of the hurricane: disease and the disappearance of the peoples of the Caribbean, 1492-1518; 2. The deaths of Aztec Cuitlahuac and Inca Huayna Capac: the first New World pandemics; 3. Settling in: epidemics and conquest to the end of the first century; 4. Regional outbreaks from the 1530s to century's end; 5. New arrivals: peoples and illnesses from 1600-1650; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521627306
Editor:
Schwartz, Stuart
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Schwartz, Stuart
Author:
Cook, Noble David
Author:
Schwartz, Stuart
Location:
New York
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
America
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Epidemics
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
America History To 1810.
Subject:
Indians, Central American.
Subject:
Indians -- Diseases.
Subject:
Disease outbreaks.
Subject:
Indians -- Population.
Subject:
Indians, South American.
Subject:
Epidemics -- America.
Subject:
Indiens d'Amâerique
Subject:
Amâerique
Subject:
âEpidâemies
Subject:
Epidemias
Subject:
Indios de Amâerica
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Renaissance
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Approaches to the Americas
Series Volume:
v.2
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illus. 4 maps 13 tables
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.46x6.70x.65 in. .82 lbs.

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