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In three parallel sections, the book relates the details of the 1832, 1849, and 1866 cholera epidemics.
The Cholera Years is an excellent overview of nineteenth century society, viewed through the perspective of the changing responses to the cholera epidemics.
Although it was read in conjunction with an urban history class, I found this book to be very engaging and moving.
A good book for learning about cholera. I have done sanitation work in Haiti and I found this book useful in learning about the phenomenon of cholera.Published 2 months ago by Joseph Jenkins
I found this book a very nice review of cholera in the US in the 19th century. My only quibble is that the author didn't really spend time between the '32 and '49 and the the '49... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Patricia
Love all the details. A very compelling narrative about the development of city sanitation and disease control. Read morePublished 21 months ago by hooked
For history majors, definitely not for entertainment. The book should have some interesting characters. Read about 1/4 of the book.Published 23 months ago by Patricia J. Monahan
This book was required reading for school but read like a novel and I actually quite enjoyed it. It was a nice break from the usual school readings.Published 23 months ago by Sara Nichols
The Cholera Years is an excellent overview of nineteenth century society, viewed through the perspective of the changing responses to the cholera epidemics. Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by Em