The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
The Last Flu Epidemic, 1918-1919
Just over 100 years ago, the world faced a deadly pandemic not dissimilar to COVID-19. The "great flu" of 1918-1919 was largely forgotten until we needed to historic lessons on how to combat the waves of infection. With Christopher McKnight Nichols, this week's show investigates the pathogenic parallels.
- Christopher McKnight Nichols and Brandon Jett, “Americans used to sacrifice for the public good. What happened?” Washington Post, December 7, 2020
- Nancy Bristow, American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic (2017).