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Maladies of Empire

How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674971721

Publication Date: 09/07/2021

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272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Crowded Places: Slave Ships, Prisons, and Fresh Air
  • 2. Missing Persons: The Decline of Contagion Theory and the Rise of Epidemiology
  • 3. Epidemiology’s Voice: Tracing Fever in Cape Verde
  • 4. Recordkeeping: Epidemiological Practices in the British Empire
  • 5. Florence Nightingale: The Unrecognized Epidemiologist of the Crimean War and India
  • 6. From Benevolence to Bigotry: The U.S. Sanitary Commission’s Conflicted Mission
  • 7. “Sing, Unburied, Sing”: Slavery, the Confederacy, and the Practice of Epidemiology
  • 8. Narrative Maps: Black Troops, Muslims Pilgrims, and the Cholera Pandemic of 1865–1866
  • Conclusion: The Roots of Epidemiology
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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