‘Like a clap of thunder in a clear sky’: differential mortality during Savannah's yellow fever epidemic of 1854

@article{Lockley2012LikeAC,
  title={‘Like a clap of thunder in a clear sky’: differential mortality during Savannah's yellow fever epidemic of 1854},
  author={Timothy James Lockley},
  journal={Social History},
  year={2012},
  volume={37},
  pages={166 - 186}
}
  • T. Lockley
  • Published 1 May 2012
  • History
  • Social History
How changed is our beautiful, growing, healthy city, lately full of enterprise, noise and business. Now it is nearly depopulated. The long streets are empty, save a few sad processions which are seen silently hastening on – there a long train of mourners – here a lone hearse bearing the dead to the city of silence. And at eventide in the public squares, the pride and beauty of the city, in place of the gay groups that promenaded the snow white walks, and the merry children that romped upon the… 
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On 13 November the first frost appeared, coating the city in a layer of ice 'as thick as window glass

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    On 13 November the first frost appeared, coating the city in a layer of ice 'as thick as window glass'. 108 On 28 November the last victim of the epidemic, 28-year-old Chicago-born 102

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