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Describes the voyage of the British ship Hankey in the 1790s which sailed through the Caribbean and North America carrying yellow-fever infected mosquitoes and caused a widespread pandemic in the United States, with far reaching consequences. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: It is no exaggeration to say that the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792 and 1793, transformed the history of the Atlantic world. This extraordinary book uncovers the long-forgotten story of the Hankey, from its altruistic beginnings to its disastrous end, and describes the ship’s fateful impact upon people from West Africa to Philadelphia, Haiti to London. Billy G. Smith chased the story of the Hankey from archive to archive across several continents, and he now brings back to light a saga that continues to haunt the modern world. It began with a group of high-minded British colonists who planned to establish a colony free of slavery in West Africa. With the colony failing, the ship set sail for the Caribbean and then North America, carrying, as it turned out, mosquitoes infected with yellow fever. The resulting pandemic as the Hankey traveled from one port to the next was catastrophic. In the United States, tens of thousands died in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Charleston. The few survivors on the Hankey eventually limped back to London, hopes dashed and numbers decimated. Smith links the voyage and its deadly cargo to some of the most significant events of the era―the success of the Haitian slave revolution, Napoleon’s decision to sell the Louisiana Territory, a change in the geopolitical situation of the new United States―and spins a riveting tale of unintended consequences and the legacy of slavery that will not die.
About the Author: Billy G. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Letters and Science in the History Department of Montana State University, where he has won every major teaching and research award offered. He is the author or editor of eight books and dozens of articles. He lives in Bozeman, MT.
Titolo: Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the ...
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Codice libro della libreria 0KVBKF003HY4
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. This is a hard cover book. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear. The cover has visible markings and wear. The pages have normal wear. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Codice libro della libreria 3O6C9D005WIX
Descrizione libro Yale University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Codice libro della libreria 2816500657
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2013. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 0300194528-2-4
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2013. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP76200026
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2013. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP83410395
Descrizione libro Yale University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0300194528 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block - GOOD. Codice libro della libreria Z0300194528Z3
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. (NB218 OCT9T7AL) PAPERBACK ARC EDITION, light edge/point wear, no underlining and/or highlighting within. Codice libro della libreria 0300194528
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Advance Uncorrected Page Proof. This brand new paperback is an advanced uncorrected proof of the hardcover isbn 9780300194524, with the publisher's review materials slipped in, and thus is collectible. This copy is a quality paperback measuring approx. 9x6 inches. Some B&W illustrations and b&w maps. Gift quality. Codice libro della libreria 51754
Descrizione libro Yale University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0300194528 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z0300194528Z2