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The contagion of liberty : the politics of smallpox in the American Revolution

Title
The contagion of liberty : the politics of smallpox in the American Revolution / Andrew M. Wehrman.
ISBN
9781421444666
1421444666
9781421444673
Publication
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022
Physical Description
401 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Summary
"The author argues that a demand for public solutions during smallpox epidemics of the eighteenth century, especially broad access to inoculation, influenced revolutionary politics and changed the way that Americans understood their health and governmental responsibilities to protect it"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Politics of smallpox in the American Revolution
Other formats
ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 24, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Sore spots : making inoculation American
General inoculation in Boston
The Norfolk riots
The siege of castle pox
Creating a critical mass
From rumors to remedies
George Washington's about-face
Thirteen scars
Inoculation nation
Vaccination pains.
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