Slavery, disease, and suffering in the southern Lowcountry

"In 1776, the Carolina lowcountry was the wealthiest and unhealthiest region in British North America. This book argues that the two were intimately connected, examining how people created, combated, avoided, and denied the virulent disease environment; and how disease and human responses to it...

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Author / Creator: McCandless, Peter.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series:Cambridge studies on the American South.
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Table of Contents:
  • Pt. 1. Talk about suffering
  • Rhetoric and reality
  • From paradise to hospital
  • "A scene of diseases"
  • Wooden horse
  • Revolutionary fever
  • Stranger's disease
  • "A merciful provision of the creator"
  • pt. 2. Combating pestilence
  • "I wish that I had studied physick"
  • "I know nothing of this disease"
  • Providence, prudence, and patience
  • Buying the smallpox
  • Commerce, contagion, and cleanliness
  • A migratory species
  • Melancholy.