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Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative
In the summer of 1629, John Winthrop described a series of epidemics that devastated Native American populations along the eastern seaboard of New England as a "miraculous plague." Winthrop was struck by the providential nature of these waves of disease, which contributed neatly to the settlers' justifications for colonial expansion. Taking Winthrop's phrase as its corners ...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published June 9th 2011)
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