Book Discussion on Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic

Professor Fenn talked about her latest book, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, published by Hill and Wang. She… read more

Professor Fenn talked about her latest book, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, published by Hill and Wang. She described the smallpox epidemic that infected America during the Revolutionary War. Brought to the United States by Europeans, the disease spread throughout the Continental Army, ultimately claiming more lives than weaponry did. Professor Fenn also explained the introduction and spreading of the disease by Native American tribes in the American Southwest. After the presentation, the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Elizabeth Fenn Professor George Washington University->History Department
  • Edward "Ted" L. Widmer Director Washington College->Starr (C.V.) Center for the Study of the American Experience

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Book Discussion on Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic

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Chestertown, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Mar 2, 2002
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Dec 22, 2002

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