The Spanish Flu

Narrative and Cultural Identity in Spain, 1918

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  • Ryan A. Davis

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About this book


The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic is now widely recognized as the most devastating disease outbreak in recorded history. This cultural history reconstructs Spaniards' experience of the flu and traces the emergence of various competing narratives that arose in response to bacteriology's failure to explain and contain the disease's spread.


bacteriology cultural history epidemic history nation Spain

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46439-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33921-8
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