The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Kathryn Olivarius shows how elite white New Orleanians who survived their first "'seasoning'" with yellow fever exploited their developed immunity to expand their wealth and power before scientific advancements and an increasingly interventionists state's health measures limited their power.
"Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss3/9