The Province of Affliction
  • Release Date : 17 October 2021
  • Publisher : American Beginnings
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780226714424
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Download or read book entitled The Province of Affliction by author: Ben Mutschler which was release on 17 October 2021 and published by American Beginnings with total page 368 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. "As the first Europeans settled in America, they found themselves often sick, weak, and likely to die. Here, Ben Mutschler explores how illness shaped society and government in New England from roughly 1690 through 1820. He focuses on the building blocks of society and government-family, household, town, colony-and their multifaceted engagements with the problems that diseases caused. Illness both defined and strained early American institutions, bringing people together in the face of calamity yet also driving them apart when the costs of persevering became too high or were too unequally shared"--