Beyond germs : Native depopulation in North America

Title

Beyond germs : Native depopulation in North America

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Description

Beyond Germs: Native Depopulation in North America challenges the "virgin soil" hypothesis that was used for decades to explain the decimation of the indigenous people of North America. This hypothesis argues that the massive depopulation of the New World was caused primarily by diseases brought by European colonists that infected Native populations lacking immunity to foreign pathogens. In Beyond Germs, contributors expertly argue that blaming germs lets Europeans off the hook for the enormous number of Native American deaths that occurred after 1492.

ISBN

9780816500246

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Book

Publisher

The University of Arizona Press

City

Tucson, Arizona

Department

Anthropology

Keywords

Indians of North America -- Mortality; Indians of North America -- Population; Indians, Treatment of -- North America; Indians of North America -- History; Indians of North America -- Social conditions; North America -- Ethnic relations; Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans; Ethnic relations. fast (OCoLC)fst00916005; Indians of North America. fast (OCoLC)fst00969633; Indians of North America -- Mortality. fast (OCoLC)fst00969857; Indians of North America -- Population. fast (OCoLC)fst00969877; Indians of North America -- Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst00969904; Indians, Treatment of. fast (OCoLC)fst00970120; North America. fast (OCoLC)fst01242475