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Author Zeheter, Michael
Title Epidemics, empire, and environments : cholera in Madras and Quebec City, 1818-1910 / Michael Zeheter
Imprint Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2015]
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  RC134.I3 Z44 2015    AVAILABLE    30600020095262
1 copy under consideration for Fu Ssu-Nien Library.
Descript ix, 325 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Series History of the urban environment
Note "Throughout the nineteenth century, cholera was a global scourge against human populations. Practitioners had little success in mitigating the symptoms of the disease, and its causes were bitterly disputed. What experts did agree on was that the environment played a crucial role in the sites where outbreaks occurred. In this book, Michael Zeheter offers a probing case study of the environmental changes made to fight cholera in two markedly different British colonies: Madras in India and Quebec City in Canada. The colonial state in Quebec aimed to emulate British precedent and develop similar institutions that allowed authorities to prevent cholera by imposing quarantines and controlling the disease through comprehensive change to the urban environment and sanitary improvements. In Madras, however, the provincial government sought to exploit the colony for profit and was reluctant to commit its resources to measures against cholera that would alienate the city's inhabitants. It was only in 1857, after concern rose in Britain over the health of its troops in India, that a civilizing mission of sanitary improvement was begun. As Zeheter shows, complex political and economic factors came to bear on the reshaping of each colony's environment and the urgency placed on disease control"-- Provided by publisher
"Michael Zeheter offers a probing case study of the environmental changes made to fight cholera in two markedly different British colonies: Madras in India and Quebec City in Canada. He examines the complex political and economic factors that came to bear on the reshaping of each colony's environment and the urgency placed on disease control"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index
Subject Cholera -- India -- History -- 19th century
Cholera -- Canada -- History -- 19th century
Epidemics -- India
Epidemics -- Canada
Cholera -- Environmental aspects
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General. bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century. bisacsh
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