Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years 1830-1910 [old book number 19870155A]
Pb, in-8, xxvi + 673 pp., tables, graphs, maps, important bibliography, index. Winner of the Wolfson Literary Award for History. The terrible cholera epidemic of 1892 offers a wealth of insights into the inner life of Hamburg at the height of the industrial age. Why were nearly 10.000 people in six weeks killed in this city, while most of Europe was left almost unscathed? Evans gives the accurate historical answers. Also statistics on emigration from Europe to the USA via Hamburg and Bremen (281). This book was highly praised by the London Review of Books, the New Scientist, the New York Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement.