The Resource Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall

Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall

Label
Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America
Title
Deadly medicine
Title remainder
Indians and alcohol in early America
Statement of responsibility
Peter C. Mancall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Alcohol abuse has killed and impoverished American Indians since the seventeenth century, when European settlers began trading rum for furs. In the first book to probe the origins of this ongoing social crisis, Peter C. Mancall explores the liquor trade's devastating impact on the Indian communities of colonial America. The author follows the trail of rum from the West Indian producers to the colonial distributors and on to the Indian consumers in the eastern woodlands. To discover why Indians participated in the trade and why they experienced such a powerful desire for alcohol, he addresses current medical views on alcoholism and reexamines the colonial era as a time when Indians were forming new strategies for survival in a world that had been radically changed. Finally, Mancall compares Indian drinking in New France and New Spain with that in the British colonies
  • Forever shattering the stereotype of the drunken Indian, Mancall offers a powerful indictment of English participation in the liquor trade and a new awareness of the trade's tragic cost for the American Indians
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mancall, Peter C
Dewey number
362.29/2/08997
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.L7
LC item number
M28 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 H-828
  • WM 274
NLM item number
M268d 1995
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Indians, North American
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • United States
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indians of North America
  • Alkohol
  • Alkoholkonsum
  • Indianer
  • Nordamerika
  • Indianer
  • Alcohol
Label
Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and physiology -- Stereotypes -- Trade -- Consumption -- Costs -- Temperance -- New Spain, New France -- The British Imperial moment, 1763-1775 -- Legacies
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 268 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029034005
Label
Deadly medicine : Indians and alcohol in early America, Peter C. Mancall
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and physiology -- Stereotypes -- Trade -- Consumption -- Costs -- Temperance -- New Spain, New France -- The British Imperial moment, 1763-1775 -- Legacies
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 268 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029034005

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