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  • 1892 Hamburg cholera epidemic

    Socialism, capitalism, and cholera in 19th-century Hamburg

    I certainly didn’t expect to spend the start of 2020 wading through nearly 700 pages about the 1892 Hamburg cholera epidemic, but I’m glad I did. Death in Hamburg, British historian Richard J. Evans’ social history of the epidemic, is a page-turner, his passion for the topic nothing short of infectious.