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Necropolis: yellow fever, immunity, and capitalism in the Deep South, 1800-1860

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This thesis is a social history of disease and mortality in the American Deep South before the Civil War. Yellow fever attacked the region at epidemic levels every two or three years between 1800 and 1860, killing about eight percent of the urban population, and as many as 20 or 30 percent of recent migrants from Europe. With little epidemiological understanding of mosquito-borne viruses—and almost no public health infrastructure to ameliorate disease—the only real protection from this sco...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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