The new world of the western hemisphere was devastated by the 1775 1782 north american smallpox epidemic columbus first voyage to america can be attributed for bringing the smallpox virus to america and led to its spread across most of the continent of north america. Elizabeth a fenn pox americana the great smallpox epidemic of 1775 82 new york hill wang 2001 xiv 370 pp illus 25 elizabeth fenns pox americana reminds us that terrible diseases like smallpox not only devastate populations but also shape the course of events. Pox americana book read 96 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers the astonishing hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transfo. The astonishing hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the united states at its birth a horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the americas when the american revolution began and yet we know almost nothing about it. Pox americana the great smallpox epidemic of 1775 82 kindle edition by elizabeth a fenn download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading pox americana the great smallpox epidemic of 1775 82
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