By Peter McCandless

At the eve of the Revolution, the Carolina lowcountry used to be the wealthiest and unhealthiest zone in British North the USA. Slavery, disorder, and anguish within the Southern Lowcountry argues that the 2 have been in detail attached: either resulted principally from the dominance of rice cultivation on plantations utilizing imported African slave exertions. This improvement begun within the coastal lands close to Charleston, South Carolina, round the finish of the 17th century. Rice plantations unfold north to the Cape worry zone of North Carolina and south to Georgia and northeast Florida within the past due colonial interval. The ebook examines perceptions and realities of the lowcountry disorder atmosphere; how the lowcountry turned infamous for its "tropical" fevers, significantly malaria and yellow fever; how humans combated, shunned, or perversely denied the ache they triggered; and the way ailments and human responses to them encouraged not just the lowcountry and the South, however the usa, even assisting to safe American independence.

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