Rushing to the Grave: Death and Disease During the Klondike Gold Rush, 1898-1904

 
9783639200850: Rushing to the Grave: Death and Disease During the Klondike Gold Rush, 1898-1904

That it was primarily ordinary men and women who ventured to this remote frontier in their pursuit of gold, rather than the more seasoned miners characteristic of prior gold rushes, lent a certain inevitability to the Klondike gold rush. The eccentricities of the gold rushers and the incredibility of the event itself resulted in circumstances both so fantastic and improbable that the Klondike gold rush most certainly could not have unfolded in any other way. While this is an extremely well documented aspect of Canadian history, it must be appreciated that the data contained within archival materials pertaining to this event represent the lives of real people who lived, labored and died in their extraordinary quest for fortune. Revealing the humanity of this celebrated community is thus the primary intent of this book. By situating the gold rushers within the milieu of lived experiences, aspects of the local environment and socioeconomic and political influences, a biosocial approach to patterns of differential morbidity and mortality promises to reveal a great deal more about the human condition than simply what diseases the Klondikers suffered and died from.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Megan earned an MA in anthropology at the University of Manitoba researching the human condition during the Klondike Gold Rush, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field at the University of Alberta. She has also written on related topics concerning health in other historic Canadian communities, medical anthropology and bioethics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 87.00
US$ 66.43

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Highet, Megan J.
ISBN 10: 3639200853 ISBN 13: 9783639200850
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller | Death and Disease During the Klondike Gold Rush, 1898-1904 | That it was primarily ordinary men and women who ventured to this remote frontier in their pursuit of gold, rather than the more seasoned miners characteristic of prior gold rushes, lent a certain inevitability to the Klondike gold rush. The eccentricities of the gold rushers and the incredibility of the event itself resulted in circumstances both so fantastic and improbable that the Klondike gold rush most certainly could not have unfolded in any other way. While this is an extremely well documented aspect of Canadian history, it must be appreciated that the data contained within archival materials pertaining to this event represent the lives of real people who lived, labored and died in their extraordinary quest for fortune. Revealing the humanity of this celebrated community is thus the primary intent of this book. By situating the gold rushers within the milieu of lived experiences, aspects of the local environment and socioeconomic and political influences, a biosocial approach to patterns of differential morbidity and mortality promises to reveal a great deal more about the human condition than simply what diseases the Klondikers suffered and died from. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 226 gr | 220x150x8 mm | 156 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9783639200850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 66.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Megan J. Highet
Published by VDM Verlag (2009)
ISBN 10: 3639200853 ISBN 13: 9783639200850
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description VDM Verlag, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M3639200853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 82.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Megan J. Highet
Published by Vdm Verlag Sep 2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 3639200853 ISBN 13: 9783639200850
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rheinberg-Buch
(Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vdm Verlag Sep 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neuware - That it was primarily ordinary men and women who ventured to this remote frontier in their pursuit of gold, rather than the more seasoned miners characteristic of prior gold rushes, lent a certain inevitability to the Klondike gold rush. The eccentricities of the gold rushers and the incredibility of the event itself resulted in circumstances both so fantastic and improbable that the Klondike gold rush most certainly could not have unfolded in any other way. While this is an extremely well documented aspect of Canadian history, it must be appreciated that the data contained within archival materials pertaining to this event represent the lives of real people who lived, labored and died in their extraordinary quest for fortune. Revealing the humanity of this celebrated community is thus the primary intent of this book. By situating the gold rushers within the milieu of lived experiences, aspects of the local environment and socioeconomic and political influences, a biosocial approach to patterns of differential morbidity and mortality promises to reveal a great deal more about the human condition than simply what diseases the Klondikers suffered and died from. 156 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639200850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.20
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Megan J. Highet
Published by Vdm Verlag Sep 2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 3639200853 ISBN 13: 9783639200850
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BuchWeltWeit Inh. Ludwig Meier e.K.
(Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vdm Verlag Sep 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neuware - That it was primarily ordinary men and women who ventured to this remote frontier in their pursuit of gold, rather than the more seasoned miners characteristic of prior gold rushes, lent a certain inevitability to the Klondike gold rush. The eccentricities of the gold rushers and the incredibility of the event itself resulted in circumstances both so fantastic and improbable that the Klondike gold rush most certainly could not have unfolded in any other way. While this is an extremely well documented aspect of Canadian history, it must be appreciated that the data contained within archival materials pertaining to this event represent the lives of real people who lived, labored and died in their extraordinary quest for fortune. Revealing the humanity of this celebrated community is thus the primary intent of this book. By situating the gold rushers within the milieu of lived experiences, aspects of the local environment and socioeconomic and political influences, a biosocial approach to patterns of differential morbidity and mortality promises to reveal a great deal more about the human condition than simply what diseases the Klondikers suffered and died from. 156 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639200850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.20
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Megan J. Highet
Published by VDM Verlag Sep 2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 3639200853 ISBN 13: 9783639200850
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
AHA-BUCH GmbH
(Einbeck, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description VDM Verlag Sep 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. This item is printed on demand - Print on Demand Neuware - That it was primarily ordinary men and women who ventured to this remote frontier in their pursuit of gold, rather than the more seasoned miners characteristic of prior gold rushes, lent a certain inevitability to the Klondike gold rush. The eccentricities of the gold rushers and the incredibility of the event itself resulted in circumstances both so fantastic and improbable that the Klondike gold rush most certainly could not have unfolded in any other way. While this is an extremely well documented aspect of Canadian history, it must be appreciated that the data contained within archival materials pertaining to this event represent the lives of real people who lived, labored and died in their extraordinary quest for fortune. Revealing the humanity of this celebrated community is thus the primary intent of this book. By situating the gold rushers within the milieu of lived experiences, aspects of the local environment and socioeconomic and political influences, a biosocial approach to patterns of differential morbidity and mortality promises to reveal a great deal more about the human condition than simply what diseases the Klondikers suffered and died from. 156 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639200850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 34.79
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Megan J. Highet
Published by VDM Verlag, Russian Federation (2012)
ISBN 10: 3639200853 ISBN 13: 9783639200850
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository EURO
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description VDM Verlag, Russian Federation, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. That it was primarily ordinary men and women who ventured to this remote frontier in their pursuit of gold, rather than the more seasoned miners characteristic of prior gold rushes, lent a certain inevitability to the Klondike gold rush. The eccentricities of the gold rushers and the incredibility of the event itself resulted in circumstances both so fantastic and improbable that the Klondike gold rush most certainly could not have unfolded in any other way. While this is an extremely well documented aspect of Canadian history, it must be appreciated that the data contained within archival materials pertaining to this event represent the lives of real people who lived, labored and died in their extraordinary quest for fortune. Revealing the humanity of this celebrated community is thus the primary intent of this book. By situating the gold rushers within the milieu of lived experiences, aspects of the local environment and socioeconomic and political influences, a biosocial approach to patterns of differential morbidity and mortality promises to reveal a great deal more about the human condition than simply what diseases the Klondikers suffered and died from. This book was created using print-on-demand technology. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9783639200850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 107.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds