Mosquito Empires Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

ISBN-10: 0521459109
ISBN-13: 9780521459105
Edition: 2010
Authors: J. R. McNeill
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024

J. R. McNeill is professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author of "The Mountains of the Mediterranean World" & other works.

List of Maps
List of Abbreviations Used in the Footnotes
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Argument (and Its Limits) in Brief
The Argument
The Limits of the Argument
The Limits of the Novelty of the Argument
Setting the Scene
Atlantic Empires and Caribbean Ecology
Atlantic American Geopolitics, 1620-1820
Ecological Transformation in the Caribbean, 1640-1750
Yellow Fever and Caribbean Ecology
Yellow Fever Transmission and Immunity
Epidemic Yellow Fever and Plantation Sugar
Malaria, Mosquitoes, and Plantations of Sugar and Rice
Climate Change, El Ni�o, Mosquitoes, and Epidemics
Conclusion
Deadly Fevers, Deadly Doctors
Early Yellow Fever Epidemics and Their Victims
A Virulent Strain of Medicine
Conclusion
Imperial Mosquitoes
Fevers Take Hold: From Recife to Kourou
The Dutch in Brazil, 1624-1654
The English in Jamaica, 1655-1660
The Scots at Darien, 1698-1699
The French at Kourou, 1763-1764
Conclusion
Yellow Fever Rampant and British Ambition Repulsed, 1690-1780
Yellow Fever and the Defense of the Spanish Empire
The Deadly 1690s
Siege Ecology at Cartagena, 1741
The Seven Years' War and the Siege Ecology of Havana, 1762
Conclusion
Revolutionary Mosquitoes
Lord Cornwallis vs. Anopheles quadrimaculatus, 1780-1781
Introduction
Slave Risings and Surinam's Maroons
Revolution and Malaria in the Southern Colonies
Yorktown
Conclusion
Revolutionary Fevers, 1790-1898; Haiti, New Granada, and Cuba
St. Domingue, 1790-1804
New Granada, 1815-1820
Immigration, Warfare, and Independence, 1830-1898: Mexico, the United States, and Cuba
Conclusion
Conclusion: Vector and Virus Vanquished, 1880-1914
The Argument Recapitulated
Vector and Virus Vanquished
Disease and Power
Bibliography
Index

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