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Launching the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Podcast

Posted: September 21, 2021

By Dr. Michael Patrick Cullinane September 21, 2021 During the first COVID lockdown, in April 2020, a query flashed across my computer screen as I scrolled through H-Net: “Can anyone recommend any podcasts devoted specifically to the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era?” As an avid podcast listener, I should have been able […]

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Con-FLU-ence: Documenting the WCTU’s Response to the 1918 Pandemic

Posted: September 29, 2020

By Janet Olson, Archivist, and Kristin Jacobsen, Assistant Archivist, Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives, Evanston, IL September 29, 2020 This post is part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the 1918 flu pandemic. Read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, Ann Reid, Joseph M. Gabriel, Jessica Brabble, Ariel […]

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“Romanists Jeopardize Nation’s Health”: The 1918 Flu Epidemic in the Anti-Catholic Newspaper The Menace

Posted: September 15, 2020

By Jean-Louis Marin-Lamellet, PhD September 15, 2020 This post is part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the 1918 flu pandemic. Read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, Ann Reid, Joseph M. Gabriel, and Jessica Brabble, Ariel Ludwig, and E. Thomas Ewing. I encountered the 1918 flu epidemic while […]

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“The Mask Law will be Rigidly Enforced”: Ordinances, Arrests, and Celebrations during the 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic

Posted: August 11, 2020

By Jessica Brabble, Ariel Ludwig, and E. Thomas Ewing August 11, 2020 This post is part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, Ann Reid, and Joseph M. Gabriel.   Influenza Masks in Stockton On November 15, […]

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Teaching the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in the Time of COVID-19, Part 2

Posted: July 28, 2020

By Joseph M. Gabriel, Ph.D. July 28, 2020 This is the second of two posts on teaching the 1918 influenza pandemic, as part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the pandemic. Read the first teaching post here, and read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, and Ann […]

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Teaching the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in the Time of COVID-19, Part 1

Posted: July 21, 2020

By Joseph M. Gabriel, Ph.D. July 21, 2020 This is the first of two posts on teaching the 1918 influenza pandemic, as part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the pandemic. Read part two here. Read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, and Ann […]

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Decoding the 1918 Flu

Posted: July 7, 2020

By Ann Reid July 7, 2020 This post is part of a series exploring the lived experience of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read the first post by Coyote Shook here. Read the second post by Jeff Nichols here. Read the third post by Chelsea Chamberlain here. I had never heard of the 1918 influenza pandemic when my […]

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“An Avalanche of Unexpected Sickness”: Institutions and Disease in 1918 and Today

Posted: June 23, 2020

By Chelsea Chamberlain June 23, 2020 This is the third post in our series exploring the lived experience of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read the first post by Coyote Shook here. Read the second post by Jeff Nichols here. Between August 14 and August 19, 1908, the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-minded Children at Elwyn […]

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The Ghosts of Great Lakes

Posted: June 17, 2020

By Jeff Nichols June 17, 2020 This post was originally published by the Chicago Reader and is reprinted here with permission. This is the second post in our series on the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read the first post here. In 1918 in the northern suburban fringe of Chicago, an insidious illness killed twice the number […]

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Flu in the Arctic Text

Posted: June 9, 2020

This is the text of the graphic essay “Flu in the Arctic” by Coyote Shook. Find the original post here and view the full PDF here.   Title Panel: Flu in the Arctic: Influenza in Alaska, 1918 ~Coyote Shook~ [Black and white sketch drawing of a moose skull resting on a hill with trees, water, […]

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