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5 ways the world is better off dealing with a pandemic...

Siddharth Chandra, Michigan State University and Eva Kassens-Noor, Michigan State University Near the end of the First World War, a deadly flu raced across the...

Uprisings after pandemics have happened before – just look at the...

Susan Wade, Keene State College As a professor of medieval Europe, I’ve taught the bubonic plague, and how it contributed to the English Peasant Revolt...

Long before face masks, Islamic healers tried to ward off disease...

Christiane Gruber, University of Michigan Just as many now don face masks and do breathing exercises to protect against COVID-19 – despite debate around the...

The dirty history of soap

Judith Ridner, Mississippi State University “Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.” That’s what the CDC has advised all...

As states weigh human lives versus the economy, history suggests the...

Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Policymakers are beginning to decide how to reopen the American...

The impulse to garden in hard times has deep roots

Jennifer Atkinson, University of Washington The coronavirus pandemic has set off a global gardening boom. In the early days of lockdown, seed suppliers were depleted of...

Why did women vote for Hitler? Long-forgotten essays hold some answers

Sarah R. Warren, Florida State University; Daniel Maier-Katkin, Florida State University, and Nathan Stoltzfus, Florida State University The rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party...

When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal

Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana University Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with...

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America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together – and...

Jack Schneider, University of Massachusetts Lowell Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for...