Elizabeth Hall explains the American cholera epidemic of 1849, with special attention to how cholera afflicted Akron, a booming canal town in Northeast Ohio. The article presents the full text of 1849 Akron newspaper articles on cholera and explains how their mix of good and bad information was published right before scientific breakthroughs in cholera research.
Hall, Elizabeth, "“When one shingle sends up smoke”: The Summit Beacon Advises Akron About the Epidemic Cholera, 1849" (2018). Nineteenth-Century Ohio Literature. 2.
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