9780143036364-014303636X-Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years

Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years

ISBN-13: 9780143036364
ISBN-10: 014303636X
Edition: Trade Paperback Edition
Author: Evans, Richard J.
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 752 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780143036364
ISBN-10: 014303636X
Edition: Trade Paperback Edition
Author: Evans, Richard J.
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 752 pages

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Acknowledged authors Evans, Richard J. wrote Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years comprising 752 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 014303636X and 9780143036364. Since then Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.01 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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