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Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years, 1830-1910
     

Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years, 1830-1910

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by Richard J. Evans
 

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Why were nearly 10,000 people killed in six weeks in Hamburg, while most of Europe was left almost unscathed? As Richard J. Evans explains, it was largely because the town was a “free city” within Germany that was governed by the “English” ideals of laissez-faire. The absence of an effective public-health policy combined with ill-founded

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Why were nearly 10,000 people killed in six weeks in Hamburg, while most of Europe was left almost unscathed? As Richard J. Evans explains, it was largely because the town was a “free city” within Germany that was governed by the “English” ideals of laissez-faire. The absence of an effective public-health policy combined with ill-founded medical theories and the miserable living conditions of the poor to create a scene ripe for tragedy. The story of the “cholera years” is, in Richard Evans’s hands, tragically revealing of the age’s social inequalities and governmental pitilessness and incompetence; it also offers disquieting parallels with the world’s public-health landscape today.

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"A brilliantly written work of great analytical penetration." —Gordon A. Craig, The New York Review of Books

"A marvelous book, splendidly written, full of wit and anecdote, exuding scholarship and wisdom." —New Scientist

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ISBN-13:
9780143036364
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
943,401
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A brilliantly written work of great analytical penetration." —Gordon A. Craig, The New York Review of Books

"A marvelous book, splendidly written, full of wit and anecdote, exuding scholarship and wisdom." —New Scientist

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