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Plague ports : the global urban impact of bubonic plague,1894-1901

Author: Myron J Echenberg
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A century ago, the third bubonic plague swept the globe, taking more than 15 million lives. The book tells the story of ten cities on five continents that were ravaged by the epidemic in it's initial years: Hong Kong and Bombay, the Asian emporiums of the British Empire where the epidemic first surfaced; Sydney, Honolulu and San Francisco, three 'pearls' of the Pacific; Buenos Aires and Rio de Janiero in South  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myron J Echenberg
ISBN: 0814722326 9780814722329
OCLC Number: 70292105
Description: xvi, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Illustrations --
pt. 1. Belle Époch and bubonic plague --
pt. 2. Asian beginnings --
1. An unexampled calamity : Hong Kong, 1894 --
2. City of the plague : Bombay, 1896 --
pt. 3. Plague at the doors of Europe --
3. The plague has at last arrived : Alexandria, 1899 --
4. They have a love of clean underlinen and of fresh air : Porto, 1899 --
pt. 4. South American settings --
5. A bubonic plague epidemic does not exist in this country : Buenos Aires, 1900 --
6. The victory of hygiene, good taste, and art : Rio de Janeiro, 1900 --
pt. 5. Plague under the stars and stripes --
7. Plague in paradise : Honolulu, 1899/1900 --
8. Black plague creeps into America : San Francisco, 1900/1901 --
pt. 6. Plague under the Union Jack --
9. The inhabitants of Sydney no more go barefoot than do the inhabitants of London : Sydney, 1900 --
10. It is a miracle we are not visited by a black plague : Cape Town, 1901 --
pt. 7. Plague's lessons --
Appendix --
Notes --
Index --
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Responsibility: Myron Echenberg.
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The third bubonic plague swept the globe, taking more than 15 million lives. This work tells the story of ten cities on five continents that were ravaged by the epidemic in its initial years. It  Read more...

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"Echenberg's excellent scholarship and scientific sophistication oblige us, as we cower under the threat of avian flu, to pay the Third Bubonic Plague pandemic the attention it deserves." - Alfred Read more...

 
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