Lepers in the Mariana Islands During the Spanish Administration 1668-1898 & Addenda (1899-1949) cover

Lepers in the Mariana Islands During the Spanish Administration 1668-1898 & Addenda (1899-1949)

Author(s) :

 by Marjorie G. Driver 

Publisher / Imprint: MARC
Year of Publication: 2007
ISBN-10: 978-0-9800331-1-3
ISBN-13: 978-0980033113
Pages: 120 pages

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Toward the end of the 1600s, the presence of a “kind of leprosie” was recognized among the people of the Mariana Islands. Spanish authorities attempted to isolate the lepers in the most vacant islands they could find nearby, which happened to be Saipan and Tinian. Carolinians were then brought in to work on the islands, supporting the hospitals that cared for the lepers. This compilation of references pertaining to leprosy portrays the times of the Spanish Administration, giving today’s readers a descriptive glimpse of the era. 

Product Details
  • Publisher / Imprint: MARC
    • Series: Marc Publications Series (Book 29)
    • Paperback: 120 pages
    • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press; 1 Ant edition (December 2007)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 098003311X
    • ISBN-13: 978-0980033113
    • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches     
Meet the Author(s)

Marjorie G. Driver was an Associate Professor of Spanish and the Curator of the Spanish Documents Collection at the Micronesian Area Research Center, of which she is a founding member. With roots in the Eastern United States, she spent her childhood in Puerto Rico, is a graduate of Russell Sage and Middlebury Colleges and a long time resident of Guam. She taught in Guam’s high schools, was the principal at St. John’s School, and was a faculty member of the University of Guam. She has published numerous articles and English translations of historical materials concerning the lengthy Spanish presence in the Mariana Islands. Distributed by the Richard F. Taitano Micronesia Area Research Center/ MARC Educational Series No. 29


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