A comprehensive analysis of the biological experience of black slaves in the Caribbean.
Table of Contents
List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Background and Biology: Introduction; 1. The peoples and their pathogens; 2. West African diet and disease; 3. The parameters of West African survival; Part II. Diet, Disease, and Demography: Introduction; 4. The middle passage and malnutrition; 5. Plantation nutrition; 6. Malnutrition: morbidity and mortality; 7. Slave demography; 8. Slave infant and child mortality; 9. Black diseases and white medicine; Part III. Pathogens and Politics: Introduction; 10. Fevers and race; 11. Epilogue: diet, disease, and displacement; Notes; Bibliographic essay; Index.
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