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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.

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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
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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