Black Death At The Golden Gate: The Race To Save America From The Bubonic Plague
- Society & Culture, American History
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When the plague arrived in the America
For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn’t noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin—a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed ten million lives worldwide.
In the tradition of Erik Larson and Steven Johnson, author David K. Randall spins a spellbinding account of the race to understand the disease and contain its spread—the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.
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|Release Date:||May 7, 2019|