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Title: Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of Author: Elizabeth Fenn. Year: Categories: Disease, Space, Transnational History, War. Pox Americana. The Great Smallpox Epidemic of Elizabeth Anne Fenn. Hill and Wang. Pox Americana · READ AN EXCERPT →. POX AMERICANA: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of – Elizabeth A. Fenn, Author. FSG/Hill and Wang $25 (p) ISBN
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Along the way, Fenn, who teaches history at George Washington University, recounts the fate of many blacks freed under a British "emancipation proclamation" of sorts; promised their freedom if they fought for the British, several thousand ex-slaves perished from smallpox.
She also traces the disease's effect on the North American balance of power by devastating some Native American tribes in the s.
Long after the war, pox americana kept Native Americans passive with explicit threats pox americana infection. Inwhile Creeks and Cherokees were dying in Georgia, smallpox broke out in Mexico City, whence it followed travelers going north, striking Santa Fe and outlying pueblos in January Simultaneously it moved up the Pacific coast and east across the plains as far as Hudson's Bay.
At first, the epidemic offered a distinct advantage to the British, since most British soldiers were immune. The Continental army, on the other hand, was made up of vulnerable men who soon succumbed to the pox americana.
As a result, Washington soon pox americana the first-ever massive, state-sponsored inoculation campaign in U. In particular, the disease victimized escaped slaves and Native Americans who had joined the British.
The epidemic caused the British to abandon many of their erstwhile allies—at times as pox americana of a deliberate strategy to spread smallpox among the Americans. For these British allies, the war and the epidemic were doubly devastating.
Not only had they chosen the losing side in the war, their populations were decimated. Once again, Fenn demonstrates the ways in which biology, here in the form of smallpox, shapes history—in this case, the history of Native Americans and African Americans.