Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Walter G. Moss, History News Network, posted April 26
The author is an emeritus professor of history at Eastern Michigan University.
By Andrew Goss, History News Network, posted April 26
A short history of efforts to use anitmalarial drugs for unrelated illnesses.The author teaches history at August University in Georgia and has published on the history of science, empire, and medicine.
By Steve Horn, DESMOG, posted April 22
“The well-funded machinery that sowed doubt about climate is now sowing seeds of doubt over the economic and public health response to COVID-19.” This story is part of a global journalism collaboration marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
By Andrew Bacevich, Spectator/USA, posted April 22
“By and large, the world's most powerful and most expensive military establishment is not proving terribly relevant.” The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
By Max Elbaum, Organizing Upgrade, posted April 20
On the long history of voter suppression directed at racial minorities in the US and of efforts to challenge it.
By Cleb Crain, The New Yorker, posted April 20
Review-essay of the new book Wilmington's Lie by David Zucchino (Grove Atlantic, 2020) on the violent overthrow of the Wilmington, NC city government in 1898.
By Paul Croce, History News Network, posted April 19
A historically informed analysis of President Trump's strong support among white evangelicals. The author teaches history at Stetson University and is a recent past president of the William James Society.
By The Week Staff, The Week, posted April 18
On the decision to go ahead with a massive War Bonds parade in Philadelphia amid the 1918 flu pandemic, and its consequences.
“The 1918 Flu Epidemic Killed 12 Million Indians, and British Overlords' Indifference Strengthened the Anti-Colonial Movement”
By Maura Chhun, The Conversation, posted April 17
The author teaches history at Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis.
By Andrew Lawlor, National Geographic, posted April 16
“George Washington confronted a smallpox epidemic with a belief in science – and a controversial plan.”
Thanks to an anonymous reader for flagging several of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.