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Author Mohr, James C.
Title Plague and fire : battling black death and the 1900 burning of Honolulu's Chinatown / James C. Mohr.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Subject Plague -- Hawaii -- Honolulu -- History -- 19th century.
Fires -- Hawaii -- Honolulu -- History -- 19th century.
Plague -- history.
Plague -- prevention & control.
Fires -- history.
Health Policy -- history.
History, 19th Century.
Minority Groups -- history.
Politics.
Public Health -- history.
Race Relations -- history.
Chinatown (Honolulu, Hawaii) -- History -- 19th century.
China.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Against a backdrop of racial tensions, a worldwide pandemic, and the coming of territorial status from the United States, this book examines the outbreak of plague in Honolulu in 1899/1900.
Contents The world plague epidemic of the 1890s -- The "existing government" of Hawaii -- The arrival of Pestis -- The government's plague fighters -- Quarantine -- December's debates and "a sad Christmas present" -- The decision to use fire -- Public health policy and the "great doctor's meeting" -- Fighting with fire -- The burning of Chinatown -- Detention camps -- The triumvirate struggles on -- The frustrations of mopping up -- Aftermath.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417587431 (electronic bk.)
9781417587438 (electronic bk.)
0195162315 (acid-free paper)
9780195162318 (acid-free paper)
1602568243
9781602568242
1280532831
9781280532832
0195311825 (pbk.)
9780195311822 (pbk.)
OCLC # 60591123
Additional Format Print version: Mohr, James C. Plague and fire. New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0195162315 (DLC) 2004049223 (OCoLC)54865397