Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles

Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles

Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles

Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles

Synopsis

Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured in, however, a gap emerged between the city's glittering image and its dark reality.
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