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Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650

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The biological mingling of the Old and New Worlds began with the first voyage of Columbus. The exchange was a mixed blessing: it led to the disappearance of entire peoples in the Americas, but it also resulted in the rapid expansion and consequent economic and military hegemony of Europeans. Amerindians had never before experienced the deadly Eurasian sicknesses brought by the foreigners in wave after wave: smallpox, measles, typhus, plague, influenza, malaria, yellow fever. These diseases literally conquered the Americas ...

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Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650
1998, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521627306

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1998, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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