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Pox Americana

Pox Americana

Between 1775 and 1782 a smallpox epidemic swept through North America, shaping the course of the American Revolution and decimating native communities across the continent. A research and teaching tool, Pox Americana allows users to watch the epidemic unfold and read the accounts of those who witnessed (and survived) its devastating effects.

The seed data for Pox Americana was compiled by University of Colorado historian Elizabeth Fenn for her book, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82.



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