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Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600, David S. Jones

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Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600
Title
Rationalizing epidemics
Title remainder
meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600
Statement of responsibility
David S. Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Rationalizing Epidemics, David Jones examines crucial episodes in this history: Puritan responses to Indian depopulation in the seventeenth century; attempts to spread or prevent smallpox on the Western frontier in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; tuberculosis campaigns on the Sioux reservations from 1870 until 1910; and programs to test new antibiotics and implement modern medicine on a Navajo reservation in the 1950s. These encounters were always complex. Colonists, traders, physicians, and bureaucrats often saw epidemics as markers of social injustice and worked to improve Indians' health. At the same time, they exploited epidemics to obtain land, fur, and research subjects, and used health disparities as grounds for "civilizing" American Indians. Revealing the economic and political patterns that link these cases, Jones provides insight into the dilemmas of modern health policy in which desire and action stand alongside indifference and inaction."--Jacket
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, David S.
Dewey number
614.4/2/08997
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RA408.I49
LC item number
J66 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 G-630
  • WC 590
NLM item number
J76ra 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Indians, North American
  • Smallpox
  • Mortality
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Tuberculosis
  • United States
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Épidémies
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Indians of North America
  • Indianen
  • Sterfte
  • Epidemieën
Label
Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600, David S. Jones
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Expecting providence -- 2. Meanings of depopulation -- 3. Frontiers of smallpox -- 4. Using smallpox -- 5. Race to extinction -- 6. Impossible responsibilities -- 7. Pursuit of efficacy -- 8. Experiments at many farms
Control code
449915343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674013056
Lccn
2003067538
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449915343
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Rationalizing epidemics : meanings and uses of American Indian mortality since 1600, David S. Jones
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Expecting providence -- 2. Meanings of depopulation -- 3. Frontiers of smallpox -- 4. Using smallpox -- 5. Race to extinction -- 6. Impossible responsibilities -- 7. Pursuit of efficacy -- 8. Experiments at many farms
Control code
449915343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674013056
Lccn
2003067538
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449915343
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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