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Cholera in Detroit: A History


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Cholera in Detroit: A History - Adler, Richard
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During the mid to late 19th century, Detroit and the American Midwest were the sites of five major cholera epidemics. The first of these, the 1832 outbreak, was of particular significance - an unexpected consequence of the Black Hawk War. In order to suppress the American Indian uprising then taking place in regions around present-day Illinois, General Winfield Scott had been ordered by President Andrew Jackson to transport his troops from Virginia to the Midwest. While passing through New York State the men were exposed ...

Cholera in Detroit: A History 2013, McFarland & Co Inc, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786474790