Layers of Protection: Smallpox, Contagion, and Community in Eighteenth-Century Boston.

Weir, Elise A.
2015

This thesis explores how Boston experienced and protected against smallpox outbreaks during the eighteenth century. It explores this from three levels: the government, the broader community, and the household. Boston developed a protective system through public health regulations and a community valuation of protecting the town and all its members. These measures challenged but never overturned t... read more

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Undergraduate Honors Theses
Subjects
Smallpox--Massachusetts--Boston--History--18th century.
Tufts University. Department of History.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/000281
ID: tufts:sd.0000282
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