Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914by J. R. McNeill
This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries.See more details below
This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries.
Table of ContentsPart I. Setting the Scene: 1. The argument: mosquito determinism and its limits;
2. Atlantic empires and Caribbean ecology;
3. Deadly fevers, deadly doctors;
Part II. Imperial Mosquitoes: 4. From Recife to Kourou: yellow fever takes hold, 1620-1764;
5. Cartagena and Havana: yellow fever rampant;
Part III. Revolutionary Mosquitoes: 6. Lord Cornwallis vs. anopheles quadrimaculatus, 1780-1781;
7. Revolutionary fevers: Haiti, New Granada, and Cuba, 1790-1898; 8. Epilogue: vector and virus vanquished.
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