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Contextualising Catastrophe: Plague, Societal Collapse, and the Zombie Apocalypse - Past and Present

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Contextualising Catastrophe: Plague, Societal Collapse, and the Zombie Apocalypse - Past and Present
by Dr. Merle Eisenberg and Dr. Lee Mordechai (Princeton University) “In China, some ten million people died within a span of five years; by the end of 1910, another five million would perish as plague emerged in India, Australia, Scotland, and North Africa, sparking fears that the Black Death…had returned,” or so David K. Randall has recently claimed in his Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague. Randall’s book highlights contemporary Western fears of the world’s impending doom, in this case through the quintessential pandemic – plague. Randall’s book falls within the...
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