The Barefooted Foreigner

@article{Sawchuk2008TheBF,
  title={The Barefooted Foreigner},
  author={L. Sawchuk and S. Burke},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2008},
  volume={49},
  pages={511 - 518}
}
In 1885, a cholera epidemic threatened the British fortress colony of Gibraltar. As opposed to previous cholera epidemics, this outbreak was marked by scapegoating, and Maltese immigrants were repeatedly blamed for the threat of disease in the colony. The historical evidence suggests that this scapegoating was more likely a by‐product of sociopolitical tensions relating to immigration than any true medical or epidemiological reality. 
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