Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Molly Ladd-Taylor, Nursing Clio, posted April 14
A short article – a historian's personal story from the 1980s. The author teaches history at York University in Toronto.
By Alan M. Kraut, History News Network, posted April 12
On the scapegoating of ethnic minorities during epidemics in US history, going back to cholera in 1832, blamed on Irish Catholics. The author teaches history at American University, where he is also an affiliate faculty member of the Public Health Program.
By Carolyn Eisenberg, History News Network, posted April 12
"Zooming or not, we have an extraordinary opportunity to engage our young people with the most important issues in their life-time." The author teaches history at Hofstra University. Her e-mailing from last week, "Teaching Resources Pertaining to the Current Crisis," is on the H-PAD website.
By Robert Rupp, History News Network, posted April 12
The author teaches history and political science at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
By David W. Blight, New York Times, posted April 11
"The president is the latest in a long line of conservative politicians to see minority voters as a threat." The author teaches history at Yale University and won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for history with his biography of Frederick Douglass.
By Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times, posted April 10
The extraordinary life of a historian and former government official whose commentaries on US policy and world affairs have been included in several of these article listings over the past decade.
By Lawrence Wittner, Antiwar.com, posted April 11
The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albny.
By Elizabeth Outka, Paris Review, posted April 8
On how the 1918 flu epidemic influenced writers (T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, H. P. Lovecraft among them) in the interwar period. The author teaches literature at the University of Richmond and has written Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature (Columbia U. Press, 2019).
"Republicans Could Use the Coronavirus to Suppress Votes Across the Country. This Week We Got a Preview"
By Carol Anderson, Time, posted April 7
The author teaches African American Studies at Emory University and has written One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (2018).
Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting several of the above articles, and to the History News Network for leading to several others. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.