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Title Beyond Germs : Native Depopulation in North America / edited by Catherine M. Cameron, Paul Kelton, and Alan C. Swedlund.

Publication Info. Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    970.00497 BEY    Available
Description ix, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Amerind studies in anthropology
Amerind studies in anthropology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Beyond Germs challenges the "virgin soil" hypothesis that the massive depopulation of the New World was primarily caused by diseases brought by European colonists, which scholars used for decades to explain the decimation of the indigenous peoples of North America. Contributors argue that blaming germs downplays the active role of Europeans in inciting wars, destroying livelihoods, and erasing identities"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction / Paul Kelton, Alan C. Swedlund, and Catherine M. Cameron -- Death, uncertainty, and rhetoric / David S. Jones -- Population decline and culture change in the American midcontinent : bridging the prehistoric and historic divide / George R. Milner -- Colonialism and decline in the American southeast : the remarkable record of la Florida / Clark Spencer Larsen -- Beyond epidemics : a bioarchaeological perspective on Pueblo-Spanish encounters in the American southwest / Debra L. Martin -- Identity erasure and demographic impacts of the Spanish caste system upon the indigenous populations of New Mexico / Gerardo GutiƩrrez -- Contagion, conflict, and captivity in interior New England : Native American and European contacts in the middle Connecticut River valley of Massachusetts, 1640-2004 / Alan C. Swedlund -- The effects of warfare and captive-taking on indigenous mortality in postcontact North America / Catherine M. Cameron -- Remembering Cherokee mortality during the American Revolution / Paul Kelton -- Quality of life : native communities within and beyond the bounds of colonial institutions in California / Kathleen L. Hull -- The pestilent serpent : colonialism, health, and indigenous demographics / James F. Brooks.
Subject Indians of North America -- Mortality.
Indians of North America -- Population.
Indians, Treatment of -- North America.
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Social conditions.
North America -- Ethnic relations.
Added Author Cameron, Catherine M., editor.
Kelton, Paul, editor.
Swedlund, Alan C., editor.
ISBN 9780816535545 (paperback)
081653554X (paperback)
9780816500246 (cloth : alk. paper)
081650024X (cloth : alk. paper)

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