The Resource "A very remarkable sickness" : epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670-1846, Paul Hackett

"A very remarkable sickness" : epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670-1846, Paul Hackett

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"A very remarkable sickness" : epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670-1846
Title
"A very remarkable sickness"
Title remainder
epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670-1846
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hackett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The area between the Great Lakes and Lake Winnipeg, bounded on the north by the Hudson Bay lowlands, is sometimes known as the "Petit Nord." Providing a link between the cities of eastern Canada and the western interior, the Petit Nord was a critical communication and transportation hub for the North American fur trade for over 200 years. Although new diseases had first arrived in the New World in the 16th century, by the end of the 17th century shorter transoceanic travel time meant that a far greater number of diseases survived the journey from Europe and were still able to infect new communities. These acute, directly transmitted infectious diseases - including smallpox, influenza, and measles - would be responsible for a monumental loss of life and would forever transform North American Aboriginal communities. Historical geographer Paul Hackett meticulously traces the diffusion of these diseases from Europe through central Canada to the West. Significant trading gatherings at Sault Ste. Marie, the trade carried throughout the Petit Nord by Hudson Bay Company ships, and the travel nexus at the Red River Settlement, all provided prime breeding ground for the introduction, incubation and transmission of acute disease. Hackett's analysis of evidence in fur-trade journals and oral history, combined with his study of the diffusion behaviour and characteristics of specific diseases, yields a comprehensive picture of where, when, and how the staggering impact of these epidemics was felt
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CaBVAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hackett, F. J. Paul
Dewey number
614.4/2/0899707127
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA650.55.C32
LC item number
M3 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Manitoba studies in native history
Series volume
14
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  • Diseases and history
  • Diseases and history
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
Label
"A very remarkable sickness" : epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670-1846, Paul Hackett
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http://calgarylibrary.cantookstation.com/resources/5bf33ce42357944608d2ea87
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This is a Read Alberta eBooks title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780887553042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 315 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887553042
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., maps, digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226376178
  • (CaBNVSL)mat00601187
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"A very remarkable sickness" : epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670-1846, Paul Hackett
Link
http://calgarylibrary.cantookstation.com/resources/5bf33ce42357944608d2ea87
Publication
Note
This is a Read Alberta eBooks title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780887553042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 315 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887553042
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., maps, digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226376178
  • (CaBNVSL)mat00601187
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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