While many know that smallpox was rampant on the eastern seaboard during the revolutionary war, in pox americana author elizabeth fenn chronicles the truly continental scope of the epidemic fenn begins by describing smallpox and how it was experienced by those who suffered through it, including its transmission, symptoms, and progression. In this engaging, creative history, fenn (natives and newcomers) addresses an understudied aspect of the american revolution: the intimate connection between smallpox and the warclosed-in. Pox americana is an excellent book —professor don higginbotham, the university of north carolina at chapel hill i thought that the most important participants in the saga of north america in the era of the american revolution were the native americans, african americans, patriots, redcoats, and french. Pox americana by elizabeth fenn is a great piece of work smallpox was one of those virtually forgotten diseases elizabeth's book brings together the most comprehensive and yet an easy reading reference on the disease.
Elizabeth fenn is an assistant professor of history at george washington university she is the author of pox americana, a book studying a smallpox epidemic that took place in north america during the years of the revolutionary war. Pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 (book) martin, james kirby // journal of social historyfall2003, vol 37 issue 1, p268 reviews the book 'pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775â€82,' by elizabeth a fenn. Elizabeth fenn: pox americana (excerpts, with renumbered footnotes) elizabeth a fenn, pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 (ny: hill and wang, 2001), discusses widespread accusations and examples of biological warfare on the american continent. Reading opinion essay: elizabeth a fenn, pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 (new york: hill and wang, 2001) the two things that most appealed to me about elizabeth fenn's pox americana were not directly related to her narrative, but involved background information that i could relate to on a personal level.
Smallpox is an extremely deadly disease which, in one point in time, was the most feared disease on the planet in the book pox americana, elizabeth a fenn writes about the encounter with the deadly disease in the 1770's to the 1780's. Pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 by elizabeth a fenn (hill & wang $25) when smallpox broke out during the american revolution, conditions for contagion were ideal. Elizabeth fenn, a historian at george washington university, has made fresh use of many primary sources, particularly the burial records kept by the catholic parishes across spanish north america. Email to friends share on facebook - opens in a new window or tab share on twitter - opens in a new window or tab share on pinterest - opens in a new window or tab.
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for pox americana at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Search pox americana the great smallpox epidemic of 1775 82 hill and wang elizabeth a fenn pox americana the great smallpox epidemic of 1775 82 new york hill wang. Read pox americana by elizabeth a fenn by elizabeth a fenn by elizabeth a fenn for free with a 30 day free trial read ebook on the web, ipad, iphone and android the astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the united states at its birth a horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the americas when the. The book pox americana, elizabeth a fenn writes about the encounter with the deadly disease in the 1770's to the 1780's her book was first published in 2001 in new york city, where she originally wrote it.
With pox americana, fenn crafts a sprawling narrative detailing the overlooked smallpox epidemic of 1775-1782 in the americas and the tumultuous times of revolution that surrounded it. Pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 by elizabeth a fenn in epub, fb2, rtf download e-book welcome to our site, dear reader all content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by us and international copyright laws. Elizabeth a fenn is an associate professor at the university of colorado, boulder, where she holds the walter and lucienne driskill chair in western american history she is the coauthor of natives and newcomers and the author of the award-winning pox americana (hill & wang, 2001.
Elizabeth fenn is an assistant professor of history at george washington university she is the author of pox americana, a book studying a smallpox epidemic that took place in north america. Lee ahora en digital con la aplicación gratuita kindle. The following is an excerpt from the book pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775 - 82 by elizabeth a fenn 1 variola september 28, 1751.
Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more get started now. Elizabeth fenn elizabeth fenn she is the author of pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 (2001) and, more recently, encounters at the heart of the world: a history of the mandan people (2015), which won the stubbendieck great plains distinguished book prize, the colorado book award in history, the albert j beveridge award. Pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 is a book by elizabeth a fenn on --2001 enjoy reading book with 1154 readers by starting download or read online pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82.
Professor fenn is the walter and lucienne driskill professor of western american history at the university of colorado boulder her field of study is the early american west, focusing on epidemic disease, native american, and environmental history. Elizabeth a fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of the war in every colony and the lives of everyone in north america by 1776, when military action and political ferment increased the movement of people and microbes, the epidemic worsened. Pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 - kindle edition by elizabeth a fenn download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading pox americana: the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82.