When Mosquitoes Brought Yellow Fever to the Caribbean, They Also Spread Slavery — TIME

When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492, he brought Spanish visions of gold and glory, as well as new animals and pathogens. Pigs and rats ravaged the island ecosystems while measles, flu and smallpox burned through the native populations, killing millions of people…

via When Mosquitoes Brought Yellow Fever to the Caribbean, They Also Spread Slavery — TIME

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