The Pox of Liberty : How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection
By: Troesken, Werner.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Markets and Governments in Economic History: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (248 p.).ISBN: 9780226922195.Subject(s): Constitutional history -- United States | Public health -- United States -- History | Public health laws -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Pox of Liberty : How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to InfectionDDC classification: 344.7303/21 LOC classification: KF3775 .T764 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Preface; One / An Introduction; Two / From the Ideology of the Township to the Gospel of Germs; Three / The Constitutional Foundations of Health and Prosperity; Four / The Pox of Liberty; Five / The Palliative Effects of Property Rights; Six / Empire, Federalism, and the Surprising Fall of Yellow Fever; Seven / Concluding Remarks; Notes; Index
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world. But that wealth hasn't translated to a higher life expectancy, an area where the United States still ranks thirty-eighth-behind Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and Greece, among many others. Some fault the absence of universal health care or the persistence of social inequalities. Others blame unhealthy lifestyles. But these emphases on present-day behaviors and policies miss a much more fundamental determinant of societal health: the state.Werner Troesken looks at the history of the United States with a focus on three diseases-smallpox,
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