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Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years 1830-1910 1st Ed. Edition

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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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Richard J Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich and The Third Reich in Power. He lives outside Cambridge. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st Ed. edition (December 10, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198228643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198228646
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 16, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This book by an eminent social historian of Germany tells the story of the cholera epidemic in late nineteenth-century Hamburg. Using an excellent mixture of local politics, history of science, traditional political history, and demographics, Evans shows how the attempts of local politicians to resist pressure from Berlin during the years of unification led to thousands of deaths in Hamburg due to an outdated water system, while residents in bordering Altona were spared. The story shows the interaction of politics with the history of science and technology, as rival theories about cholera -- the environmental "miasmic" theory and the infectious disease theory advocated by Robert Koch in the Prussian ministry of health -- were debated. A state-of-the art work of historiography that's also a gripping read, written in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic. It's really too bad that the paperback went out of print
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Albin TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
A very thorough and analytically strong book examining the nature of society in Wilhelmine Germany. Evans uses a major outbreak of cholera in Hamburg in 1892 as a tool to examine crucial social and political features of late 19th century Germany. By 1892, Hamburg was the second largest city in Germany, the biggest port and a major industrial center. It also had distinctive social and political traditions. One of the original Hanseatic league cities, Hamburg was governed under a modified early 18th century constitution that allowed the city to be dominated by its mercantile elite. The emerging middle classes had some say in city politics but the enormous and quite impoverished working classes were excluded from local-regional politics. The dominant powers in Hamburg strongly favored a classically liberal ("English-Manchesterite") regime; free trade and a nightwatchman type of government. In addition to maintaining control over local politics, the Hamburg elites were also fighting something of a rearguard action against the centralizing power of the Prussian-Imperial German state.

The 1892 cholera epidemic was an essentially unique event. No other western European community experienced such a cholera epidemic in that year. Cholera was introduced by Russian emigrants transiting through Hamburg on their way to North America. The failure of quarantine procedures, the tardy identification of the outbreak, and the spread of cholera were due in large part to the nightwatchman nature of Hamburg governance. A major factor in the wide and rapid spread of cholera, for example, was the existence of a central municipal water supply.
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