The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849: The Setting, Causes, Course and Aftermath of an Epidemic in London

The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849: The Setting, Causes, Course and Aftermath of an Epidemic in London

By: Amanda J. Thomas (author)Paperback

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This work brings together a unique range of sources to reveal a forgotten episode in London's history. Situated opposite Westminster on the south bank of the River Thames, by 1848 Lambeth's waterfront had become London's industrial center and a magnet to migrant workers. The book exposes the suffering of the working population in the face of apathy and ineptitude, and convincingly challenges the long-standing belief that London's numerous cholera outbreaks beginning in 1832 were unrelated. The work combines recent scientific research with first-hand accounts to show for the first time that in the nineteenth century cholera was very probably endemic in the River Thames.

About Author

Freelance writer Amanda J. Thomas lives in Harpenden, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786439898
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • ID: 9780786439898
  • ISBN10: 0786439890

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