Sex and Death on the Western Emigrant Trail: The Biology of Three American Tragedies (Paperback)Donald Grayson (author)
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The plights of these emigrant groups have been addressed by different historians in different ways; this book is the first to examine the tragedies in terms of biology. Grayson shows that who lived or died can largely be explained by age, sex, and family ties. His investigation reveals what happens when our cultural mechanisms for dealing with famine and extreme cold are reduced to only what our bodies can provide within structured social contexts. His results are surprising and not always intuitive as he investigates who survived in these life threatening situations.
Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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