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Published: 28 February 2014

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719089657

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The English System

Quarantine, Immigration and the Making of a Port Sanitary Zone

By (author) Krista Maglen

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Connects Britain's histories of port health, immigration and imperial maritime commerce
  • Examines Britain's unique approach to port health and separates quarantine from the drawing of national boundaries as emphasised in other comparable works on quarantine
  • Examines immigrant health in Britain at the time of arrival rather than within settled communities
  • Explores the ports as particular connecting places of both internal public health and policy, as well as international relationships and the policies of other nations
  • Provides the only substantive exploration of the port sanitary system and abolition of quarantine

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