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McGuire, Robert A. (Robert Allen), 1948-
Parasites, pathogens, and progress : diseases and economic development / Robert A. McGuire, Philip R.P. Coelho
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  RA649 .M345 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Parasitic diseases -- History
Parasitic diseases -- Social aspects
Parasitic diseases -- United States -- History
Evolution (Biology) -- United States -- History
Microbiology -- United States -- History
Subject United States -- Economic conditions
Physical Description viii, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-313) and index
Contents Introduction : biology, diseases, and migration before the twentieth century -- Biology, diseases, and history : the big picture -- Diseases and long-run economic growth -- Colonists' choice of agricultural labor in early America -- Initial location of Africans and Europeans in early America -- Slavery and diseases in the antebellum American South -- Evidence on the spread of diseases in nineteenth-century America -- The biology and disease lesson
Alternate Author Coelho, Philip R. P

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