Podcast: Flatbush + Main Episode 29: Cholera in Brooklyn (Brooklyn Historical Society)

When: Monday, October 1, 12:00am

In Episode 29 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, host Zaheer Ali and guest-host Erin Wuebker, fellow BHS historian, discuss the impact of cholera on Brooklyn, which led to the illness and death of thousands of residents in the 19th century. Zaheer and Erin consider how epidemics of cholera were both symptoms of the city’s tremendous growth and change in this era, and catalysts for Brooklyn to develop basic infrastructure we associate with a modern city.

Index
02:49 Histories and Ideas
22:29 Into the Archives
45:59 Voices of Brooklyn

For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main.

 

Host Zaheer Ali and guest-host Erin Wuebker, fellow BHS historian, discuss the impact of cholera on Brooklyn, which led to the illness and death of thousands of residents in the 19th century.

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