The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was arguably the most devastating pandemic in world history. So when the plague hit London from 1665 to 1666, people had a fair reason to be alarmed. My question that I will answer by the end of this essay is that; why was the Great Plague of London important and how did it impact the people of London during that time? The sources I will use are: The Influence of Bubonic Plague in England 1500-1667 by Alan D. Dyer, Plague in London: A Case Study of the Biological and Social Pressures Exerted by 300 Years of Yersinia Pestis by Alice Hall, and The Impact of the Plague on Human Behavior in Seventeenth Century Europe by Judy Staiano. With the help of these three sources, I will reach the answer
another action that was taken so victims’ families could get information quickly was google using their person finder combining it with a disaster service under a log titled “Boston marathon explosions”. All of these things were essential to the safety of everyone within the city and it was due to some surveillance cameras was the federal and local law enforcement able to find the two suspects that were responsible for the marathon attacks. These measure
Throughout the story, Rusesabagina talks about the words he used and how they were no different than the ones he used managing his hotel. “They were no different than the words I would have used in saner times to order a shipment of pillow cases” (Rusesabagina pg#). In this case, he uses words to calmly talk to the people he is protecting, and in doing so, helps them keep their lives. In other times, specifically when the murders were going on throughout the town, words were used to get the Hutus to slaughter the Tutsis. “The words put out by radio station announcers were a major cause of the violence” (pg#).
The first major persecution of Christians officially sanctioned by a roman emperor began during the reign of Nero in 64 AD. At this time Rome had almost been completely destroyed by a fire and the people of Rome were placing the blame on Nero. In order to attempt to shift the blame away from himself Nero accused the Christians of starting the fire. This began the first large scale persecution of the Christians. Not only did Nero hunt Christians down for execution, but he also tortured them for his enjoyment.
As stated in Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron: The Plague Hits Florence, ca. 1350, “… nor omitting prayers to God in frequent processions: in the spring of the forgoing year, it began to show itself in a sad and wonderful manner; and, different from what it had been in the east… in some cases large and but few in number, in others smaller and more numerous, both sorts the usual messengers of death…,” (Boccaccio, “The Decameron: The Plague Hits Florence”, Sources, 188). As a result of the Black Death, people asked for forgiveness for their sins, prayed, trusted in God, made donations to churches, and tried to live better lives. People believed these were the best remedies to help them get through the tragedy. Instead of seeing the Black Death as a medical issue, they saw it as the result of an evil within themselves and thought God was punishing them for their sins.
It only took six months for the black death to cross France (Cunningham 49). People of the Middle Ages had no idea that their neighbors sneeze could contaminate them (Cunningham 53). Black flags were flown over churches to warn that the plague was in the city (Cunningham 52). As the wealthy and priests tried to flee the disease, they ended up carrying it to new areas (Cunningham 52). The Black Death struck Paris in 1349, and quickly spread to England, Scotland, and beyond (Galli 1).
The Black Death The Black Death: The Medieval black plague that ravaged Europe and killed a third of its population. It was due to the plague which is caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) transmitted to humans from infected rats by the oriental rat flea.“By all accounts, the Black Death spread from France in the summer of 1348 to the port of Weymouth on the southern coast of England, from whence it travelled very rapidly to other ports in both directions along the coast. It progressed up through the Bristol Channel to Bristol before advancing along the Severn to Gloucester.From here it spread inland towards the east along the main routes to London, but also north and northwest, eventually invading Wales. Simultaneously, as proved by research,
Causes and Consequences of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire, killing nearly one hundred and fifty workers. It has since been referred to as the “worst workplace disaster in New York City history until 9/11.” The corruption of Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, Triangle owners, and Tammany Hall permitted the horrendous working conditions in the factory which ultimately caused the Triangle fire and consequent one hundred and forty-six deaths. Although tragic, this disaster served as a catalyst in the development of modern occupational health and safety regulations and fire prevention
Rats and the Black Death The Black Death will forever be one of the scariest and catastrophic disease outbreaks that stuck mankind. In 1347 the Black Death surfaced wiping out entire towns, eventually claiming the lives of some 60 percent of the European population. Most of our history teachers and historians blame the outbreak on the fleas carried by the black rat. From my research on the topic I am amazed to say that some of the articles that I have read have me rethinking what I had been taught over this topic may have been wrong or inaccurate. According to this article, I believe that black rats are no responsible for the speared of the Black Death.
The Role of Epidemiology in Public Health Why John Snow is considered as the ‘father of the field of epidemiology’. John Snow is widely considered to be the father of epidemiology because of his persistent efforts to determine how cholera was spread and for initiating methods of statistical mapping. (Ph.ucla.edu, 2016) He discovered that cholera was water borne. He dispelled the commonly held theory that cholera was caused by “bad air” His discovery of the cause, mode of transmission led to adoption of appropriate interventions to reduce spread of the disease. The methods he used in the description of events of cholera formed the basis for public health surveillance systems.
Disease, one of the major killers of the 18th and 19th Century. Hundreds of thousands across the world have died from numerous infectious disease that spread as fast as wildfire. One of the most notorious examples of a plague that spread and wiped out a third of europe was the Bubonic Plague or its common name, the Black Death. How do we keep diseases such as the Bubonic Plague from wiping out the developing new world known as America? What disease could cause cause such panic and uproar that hundreds of citizens to flee from their city to avoid it?
The Black Death, over a span of five years, killed 25 million people and it was almost impossible to survive. First, the Plague was just an outbreak of the bubonic plague, which is a disease, created by the bacteria Yersinia Pestis. The first known case of the Black Plague was recorded in China, 224 B.C.E. In 1348, twelve Genoese boats docked at the Sicilian port of Messina, Italy, after they had finished sailing the Black Sea. Rats that lived on the ships spread the Plague to Britain in 1348.
We Americans now depend on most electronics to go about our lives. We use electronics to communicate, find information, socialize, and now to do homework. Back in the day before the United States were born people like Ben Franklin and others were creating these wonderful inventions to help easy the life of colonial people. The Middle Colonies needed a plow to fasten the process of farming crops. The virus smallpox started an epidemic and a vaccine would help lower the risk of people getting the disease.