Migration and mortality in Africa and the Atlantic world, 1700-1900 /
Philip D. Curtin.
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate/Variorum, c2001.
1 v. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
0860788334 (alk. paper)
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Aldershot, Hampshire ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate/Variorum, c2001.
0860788334 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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These papers explore the history of the tropical regions of the Atlantic basin, sometimes focused on the Caribbean, sometimes on Africa, but always with a comparative dimension. The Atlantic basin is central to most of these comparisons, but they are a part of an even broader effort to capture the perspective of world history. Some deal with the shores of the Atlantic in the framework of economic history, but the author's concern is most particularly with the role of the environment in history, especially the disease environment. Disease was particularly important for migrants who moved from one disease environment to another. In the tropical Atlantic, disease was a crucial factor in the formation of the slave trade, affecting both the involuntary passengers and those who came out from Europe to manage the trade.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Caribbean History
The Declaration of the Rights of Man in Saint-Domingue, 1788-1791 (The Hispanic American Historical Review 30. Durham, NC, 1950)p. 157
The British Sugar Duties and West Indian Prosperity (Journal of Economic History 25. New York, 1951)p. 157
African History
Jihad in West Africa: Early Phases and Inter-Relations in Mauritania and Senegal (Journal of African History 12. New York, 1971)p. 11
The Lure of Bambuk Gold (Journal of African History 14. New York, 1972)p. 623
Africa in the Wider Monetary World, 1250-1850 (Precious Metals in the Later Medieval and Early Modern World, ed. J.F. Richards. Durham, NC, 1983)p. 231
Africa and Global Patterns of Migration (Global History and Migrations, ed. Wang Gungwu. New York, 1997)p. 63
Historical Epidemiology
'The White Man's Grave': Image and Reality, 1780-1850 (Journal of British Studies 1. Chicago, 1961)p. 94
Epidemiology and the Slave Trade (Political Science Quaterly 83. New York, 1961)p. 190
Medical Knowledge and Urban Planning in Tropical Africa (American Historical Review 90. Washington, DC, 1985)p. 594
African Health at Home and Abroad (Social Science History 10. Durham, NC, 1986)p. 369
The End of the 'White Man's Grave'? Nineteenth-Century Mortality in West Africa (The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 21. Norfolk, MA, 1990)p. 63
Disease Exchange Across the Tropical Atlantic (The History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 15. London, 1993)p. 329
Environmental History
The Environment Beyond Europe and the European Theory of Empire (Journal of World History 1. Honolulu, 1990)p. 131
Location in History: Argentina and South Africa in the Nineteenth Century (Journal of World History 10. Honolulu, 1999)p. 41
Indexp. 1
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