by Karin Wulf
Karin Wulf interviews Kathryn Olivarius about her new book on the social and racial factors that prolonged a contagious epidemic that may have killed as many as 150,000 people in New Orleans between 1803 and 1861.
SOURCE: Labor Online
by Mark Lause
Mark Lause looks at the 1793 yellow fever pandemic in Philadelphia from a working class history perspective, and finds it informs us today.
SOURCE: Scientific American
The idea that people can gain privileged status by proving their immunity to a disease has troubling historical precedents, both in terms of social prejudices and public health outcomes.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by David Paul Nord
For several hundred years, people have used media — reading, writing and print — to maintain human contact and community in times of epidemic disease.
by M. Andrew Holowchak
Although Thomas Jefferson was generally an anti-urbanist, he did offer insight into the role of land use in helping towns and cities control epidemics and promote public health.
SOURCE: The New York Times
by Kathryn Olivarius
We’ve seen what happens when people with immunity to a deadly disease are given special treatment. It isn’t pretty.
SOURCE: Creators Syndicate
by Jamie Stiehm
America is not immune to the world. We're all connected in "a single garment of destiny," as Martin Luther King Jr. wrote.
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