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Pox Americana

Pox Americana

exposing the American empire

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Published by Pluto P. .
Written in English


Edition Notes

General (US: Trade) Tertiary Education (US: College) Professional & Scholarly.

Statementedited by john Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney.
ContributionsFoster, John Bellamy.
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22147554M
ISBN 10074532357X
OCLC/WorldCa59207350

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 War of Independence began, and yet we know almost nothing about it.   Pox Americana is a very informative book that teaches the reader various things. The tendency of Pox Americana is to inform the reader that the smallpox epidemic was not just the common cold, but rather it was a deadly disease that affected thousands of people.

Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill & Wang; $25) November 5, Save this story for later. Save .   Pox Americana is a very informative book that teaches the reader various things. The tendency of Pox Americana is to inform the reader that the smallpox epidemic was not just the common cold, but rather it was a deadly disease that affected thousands of people. The immense impact this disease had on America will never be forgotten.

  "Pox Americana" ends with an epilogue that contains a mortality table for different areas of North America and discusses the consequences of the epidemic for the continent. The book is a reminder of just how hideous smallpox was, and a reminder that its eradication is one of the most important victories of the past few centuries for science/5(57). The appearance of Pox Americana, with its felicitous play on the word "pax," is surely a most interesting literary coincidence, given the current heightened interest in a disease considered to have been eradicated for at least a generation. The author, a professor of history at George Washington University, details in eight chapters the dominant events in the first years of the .


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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.

Cited by: Pox Americana is worth reading but be prepared for a lot of statistical detail. Thoughts on the book: Colonial history often rests on the idea of the 13 colonies on the eastern seaboard, this book explores a broad interwoven system of trade and conflict between native tribes that proved to be a powerful highway for the virus/5.

A pox-centric history of the American Revolution. Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since POX AMERICANA THE GREAT SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC OF by.

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 by: 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/5(72).

Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of by Elizabeth A. Fenn. The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birthA horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began, and yet Pox Americana book know almost nothing about it.

POX AMERICANA: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of – Elizabeth A. Fenn, Author. FSG/Hill and Wang $25 (p) ISBN. "Pox: An American History" by Michael Willrich is a non-fiction Pox Americana book which traces how the smallpox vaccine was distributed during major outbreaks.

Some of the vaccines were forced onto people which caused an outrage and the question made it all the way to the Supreme Court/5. Pax Americana (Latin for "American Peace", modeled after Pax Romana, Pax Britannica) is a term applied to the concept of relative peace in the Western Hemisphere and later the world beginning around the middle of the 20th century, thought to be caused by the preponderance of power enjoyed by the United States.

Although the term finds its primary utility in the latter half. Title: Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of Author: Elizabeth Fenn. In the second half of the book, Fenn traces how the disease spread across the rest of the continent.

In New Spain, by smallpox was ravaging Mexico City, and moved up the interior of Mexico through the camino real trading road, devastating the region. Pox Americana is a book by Elizabeth Fenn where she writes about small pox, its effects and spread across the North American continent.

Small Pox was a very dangerous disease at that time. She describes small pox as the deadliest disease to have attacked the world. In her book, she writes about how she came [ ]. 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. The information is presented in a logical and systematic way allowing for a smooth flow and easy reading.5/5(5). Pox Americana is a very informative book that teaches the reader various things.

The tendency of Pox Americana is to inform the reader that the smallpox epidemic was not just the common cold, but rather it was a deadly disease that affected thousands of people.

In Pox Americana, Elizabeth A. Fenn sought to demonstrate that the smallpox epidemic struck the Pacific Fenn stated with certainty that smallpox had attacked this region byshe lacked direct evidence linking this epidemic to the epidemic.

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On this the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King, a soon-to-be-published book provides us the most comprehensive account of this event, the shock of which reverberated across America and the world.

More than that, the anniversary gives us all ample reason to reflect on the man and his impact, and where America is. Pox Americana is a book by Elizabeth Fenn where she writes about small pox, its effects and spread across the North American continent.

Small Pox was a. Professor Fenn talked about her latest book, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic ofpublished by Hill and described. 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.

The first was the fact that Fenn spent several years working as an automobile mechanic after “a brief stint in graduate school.”[1]. The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birthA horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet we know almost nothing about it.

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Book Review: Pox Americana Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of by Elizabeth A. Fenn insightfully follows the spread of smallpox throughout the entire North America between the titled years by compiling and analyzing various primary documents.

The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birthA horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began, and yet we know almost nothing about it.

Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of the war in every /5(5).