The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Manuel Barcia (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$78.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
April 21, 2020
Pages
296
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300215854

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About the Author

Manuel Barcia is chair of global history at the University of Leeds and a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize in History.

Reviews

"The Yellow Demon of Fever is a stunning scholarly achievement. This highly readable social history is an indispensable study for anyone interested in knowledge exchanges in the Atlantic world."--Judith Carney, University of California, Los Angeles
"A landmark study in the history of medicine and Atlantic slavery. Unrestrained by linguistic or imperial boundaries, Barcia's ground-breaking book exposes the struggle for racial and medical control in the 'contact zones' of the Atlantic slave trade."--Katherine Paugh, University of Oxford
"A tour de force. Barcia's deeply researched and well-written book opens a fascinating, disturbing, and vital window into the illegal slave trade of the nineteenth century and the advancement of medical knowledge."--Randy J. Sparks, Tulane University
"Extraordinary. A breakthrough work, among the most insightful histories of the nineteenth century written in the past half century."--Dale Graden, University of Idaho
"This is original and well researched. It is an important contribution. I know Barcia's work very well, and this is his best book yet."-- Paul Lovejoy, York University