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

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

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The pox of liberty : how the Constitution left Americans rich, free, and prone to infection
Title
The pox of liberty
Title remainder
how the Constitution left Americans rich, free, and prone to infection
Statement of responsibility
Werner Troesken
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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's ability to eradicate infectious disease. Ranging from federalism under the Commerce Clause to the Contract Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment, Troesken argues persuasively that many institutions intended to promote desirable political or economic outcomes also hindered the provision of public health"--Dust jacket
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ICU/DLC
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1963-
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Troesken, Werner
Dewey number
344.7303/21
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3775
LC item number
.T764 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Markets and governments in economic history
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  • Public health laws
  • Public health
  • Constitutional history
Label
The pox of liberty : how the Constitution left Americans rich, free, and prone to infection, Werner Troesken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
sky265508794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 237 pages
Isbn
9780226922171
Lccn
2014039433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The pox of liberty : how the Constitution left Americans rich, free, and prone to infection, Werner Troesken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
sky265508794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 237 pages
Isbn
9780226922171
Lccn
2014039433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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