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Title:Smallpox Diffusion Between Small and Dispersed Historic Native American Populations
Author(s):Wolforth, Lynne Mackin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Lewis, R. Barry
Department / Program:Anthropology
Discipline:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):History, United States
Abstract:This research argues that infectious disease diffusion ahead of its introduction at a frontier cannot be assumed to have been a uniform, wave-like-process. Instead, diffusion probably took an idiosyncratic path that followed the kinds of interaction that best promoted transmission. The results of this study support the contention that researchers of each culture area must define for themselves when and where epidemics affected specific populations by studying local types and frequencies of interaction.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:388 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85303
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9717347
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997


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