Manuel Barcia: "The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Slave Trade"
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Manuel Barcia examines the battle waged against disease, where traders fought against loss of profits while enslaved Africans fought for survival. Although efforts to control disease and stop epidemics from spreading brought little success, the medical knowledge generated by people on both sides of the conflict contributed to momentous change in the medical cultures of the Atlantic world.
This event is organized in collaboration with Cuba Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
This Lecture is supported by the International Academic Program (IAP) of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (IAP UAM) and Fundación Asisa.