Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2018

272 Pages | 1 black & white illustration, 11 graphs, 2 maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526122698

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Stacking the coffins

Influenza, war and revolution in Ireland, 1918-19

First Edition

Ida Milne

Published by Manchester University Press

  • 2018 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the influenza
  • The first history of the flu in Ireland to detail the statistics, showing which occupations and classes suffered the most death and why
  • Shows the increasing tensions between the Local Government Board for Ireland and the Irish people, as Ireland moved inevitably towards separation
  • Demonstrates how influenza insinuated itself into every running issue in the Ireland of 1918, as it moved towards revolution
  • Traces contemporary medicine's view of the influenza
  • Relates the 1918-19 experience to the 2009 pandemic and other recent influenza scares
  • Captures the lived experience of child sufferers of this pandemic, reflecting back on it in extreme old age
  • 1 black & white illustration, 11 graphs, 2 maps

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