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The Barbary Plague

The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

by Marilyn Chase

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Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7427461M
ISBN 100375757082
ISBN 109780375757082

  The Barbary Plague transports us to the Gold Rush boomtown in , at the end of the city’s 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 /5(30). The veteran Wall Street Journal science reporter Marilyn Chase's fascinating account of an outbreak of bubonic plague in late Victorian San Francisco is a real-life thriller that resonates in today's headlines. The Barbary Plague transports us to the Gold Rush boomtown in , at the end of the city's Gilded Age. With a deep understanding of the effects on public health of politics, race, and 5/5(2).

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