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Published: 31 May 2012

304 Pages | 15 halftones


ISBN: 9780199811342

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American Pandemic

The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

Nancy K. Bristow

  • Uncovers the social and cultural history of the 1918-1919 epidemic in the United States through a wide range of perspectives.
  • Argues that, contrary to the flu being an indiscriminate scourge, social identity was key in shaping experiences of the pandemic.
  • Exposes Americans' frustration with the handling of the pandemic by public health authorities.