The 1866 Cholera Scare: Implications for Canadian State-Making and Current Pandemic Management

Authors

  • Anne Rucchetto York University

Keywords:

Public health, Population health, Historical perspectives

Abstract

The cholera scare of 1866 had significant implications for Canadian state-making, public health, and notions of social welfare. Shared action by policymakers, police, and public health authorities led to an unprecedented prevention campaign that included moralistic and punitive elements. This paper will outline the ways that the 1866 cholera scare served to develop the foundations of power consolidation, social control, and surveillance practices used in Canada today. 

Author Biography

Anne Rucchetto, York University

York University, School of Social Work, Master's student

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Published

2021-12-14

How to Cite

Rucchetto, A. (2021). The 1866 Cholera Scare: Implications for Canadian State-Making and Current Pandemic Management. Canadian Review of Social Policy / Revue Canadienne De Politique Sociale, 81. Retrieved from https://crsp.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/crsp/article/view/40372

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Commentary