Die Cholera-Epidemie in Hamburg 1892 - ein Katalysator sozialer Ungleichheit?

Against the background of the 1892 cholera epidemic in Hamburg, this paper examines the relationship between epidemics and social inequality. To this end, the text first discusses existing research approaches and, in a second step, looks for new historiographical approaches to answer the research question. Primarily by means of the intersectional approach, different sources - on the one hand those of public discourse, on the other hand autobiographical texts that serve as an inside view - were examined for possible social inequality. The analysis pointed to multi-layered, intersecting discriminations in the sources.


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