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Epidemic Invasions

Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

by Mariola Espinosa

In the early fall of 1897, yellow fever shuttered businesses, paralyzed trade, and caused tens of thousand of people living in the southern United States to abandon their homes and flee for their lives. Originating in Cuba, the deadly plague inspired disease-control measures that not only protected U.S. trade interests but also justified the politi...
Publish Date
2009
November 30
Goodreads rating
4.2
ISBN
9780226218120
Tags
historynonfiction
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