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We all expected to die : Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918-1919

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  • Publisher:
    ISER Books, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Budgell, Anne
    Date:
    Created
    2018
    Summary:

    "The book is an account of how the Spanish flu pandemic affected several communities in Labrador. Although several populations were nearly wiped out, the Innu people of Labrador are barely present in the written record, and when included, their experience is often misunderstood. Budgell has scoured diaries, letters, medical records, shipping logs, and first-hand accounts of the period to redress this exclusion and shed light on the tragic loss of life that occurred 100 years ago."--

    Contents:
    • Labrador
    • trackless, unknown, and wild
    • "Our people are dying out"
    • The war and the flu
    • The centre of infection
    • Sandwich Bay and Lake Melville, autumn 1918
    • "Let 'em die"
    • The north coast, autumn 1918
    • Hundreds dead in Labrador, spring 1919
    • "In some mysterious manner"
    • Aftermath.
    Original Publisher: St. John's, NL, ISER Books
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781894725545, 1894725549