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Human biology of Afro-Caribbean populations

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Madrigal,Lorena (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2006
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780521819312
Published:
New York: Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
9780521819312
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Anthropology, Demography, Native Americans, Diseases, Genetics, Human biology, Physical anthropology
Notes:
251 p., Reviews the conditions endured by the slaves during their passage and in the plantations and how these conditions may have affected their own health and that of their descendants. Providing an evolutionary framework for understanding the epidemiology of common modern-day diseases such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes, it also looks at infectious diseases and their effect on the genetic make-up of Afro-Caribbean populations. Also covered are population genetics studies that have been used to understand the microevolutionary pathways for various populations, and demographic characteristics including the relationships between migration, family type and fertility.