Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650 (New Approaches to the Americas)
Noble David Cook explains, in vivid detail and sweeping scope, how the conquest of the New World was achieved by a handful of Europeans--not by the sword, but by deadly disease. The Aztec and Inca empires with their teeming millions were destroyed by a few hundred Europeans whose most important weapons, though the conquerors did not realize it at the time, were diseases pr...more
Published February 13th 1998 by Cambridge University Press
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