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The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

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The veteran Wall Street Journal science reporter Marilyn Chases fascinating account of an outbreak of bubonic plague in late Victorian San Francisco is a real-life thriller that resonates in todays headlines. The Barbary Plague transports us to the Gold Rush boomtown in 1900, at the end of the citys Gilded Age. With a deep understanding of the effects on public health of politics, race, and geography, Chase shows how one city triumphed over perhaps the most frightening and deadly of all scourges.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757082
Author:
Chase, Marilyn
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
history;san francisco;disease;plague;medicine;california;science;non-fiction;public health;epidemiology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PP PHOTO INSERT; MAP
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.06x5.24x.66 in. .49 lbs.

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