City of Plagues: Disease, Poverty, and Deviance in San Francisco

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Disease may not discriminate, but it helps those who do. When smallpox struck many areas of San Francisco during the nineteenth century, the Chinese were only one of the populations affected, yet they were blamed for its spread. Tuberculosis in the early twentieth century disproportionately affected poor immigrants, but it also negatively informed social policy about poverty and poor neighborhoods. Addressing these diseases meant undertaking social, physical, and symbolic realignments of the city, processes that come into ...

City of Plagues: Disease, Poverty, and Deviance in San Francisco 2004, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816630486

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City of Plagues: Disease, Poverty, and Deviance in San Francisco 2000, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816630479

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