The pox of liberty : how the Constitution left Americans rich, free, and prone to infection /

"Werner Troesken looks at the history of the United States with a focus on three diseases (smallpox, typhoid fever, and yellow fever) to show how constitutional rules and provisions that promoted individual liberty and economic prosperity also influenced, for good and for bad, the country'...

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Main Author: Troesken, Werner, 1963-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
Series:Markets and governments in economic history
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-225) and index 
505 0 |a An introduction -- From the ideology of the township to the gospel of germs -- The constitutional foundations of health and prosperity -- The pox of liberty -- The palliative effects of property rights -- Empire, federalism, and the surprising fall of yellow fever -- Concluding remarks 
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