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Title
Outbreak in Washington, D.C Outbreak in Washington, D.C. :
Type
Text
Subject
Epidemics--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.
Curiosities and wonders--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.
National Hotel (Washington, D.C.)--History--19th century.
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
Public health--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.
Panic--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.
Conspiracies--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.
Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.
Washington (D.C.)--Social conditions--19th century.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Washington (D.C.)
Classification
LCC: RA650.5 .W35 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 614.4/975309034 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014033893
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Discover the history of a mysterious disease that struck the National Hotel in 1857"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Panic in Washington
I. An Acrimonious Year
Slavery and Westward Expansion
The Crisis Worsens
The 1856 Campaign
II. A City of Contrasts
City of Magnificent Intentions
City of Violence
City of Filth
The National Hotel
III. A Stricken President-Elect
"Why, I have been poisoned!"
Return to the National Hotel
Buchanan's Health
Off His Game
A Bad Start
IV. A National Panic
The Poison Hypothesis
The Miasma Hypothesis
The Final Verdict
V. The Allure of Conspiracy
The Paranoid Style
The Slave Power Conspiracy
The Abolitionist Conspiracy
The Jesuit Conspiracy
A Last Word
Appendix: Period Coverage of the National Hotel Disease.
Authorized Access Point
Walters, Kerry S. Outbreak in Washington, D.C