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Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

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In the early fall of 1897, yellow fever shuttered businesses, paralyzed trade, and caused tens of thousand of people living in the southern United States to abandon their homes and flee for their lives. Originating in Cuba, the deadly plague inspired disease-control measures that not only protected U.S. trade interests but also justified the political and economic

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by University of Chicago Press (first published November 15th 2009)
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Excellent environmental history text that revises the standard narrative of the Spanish-American war and our relationship with Cuba. Very readable! A quick but informative read.
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