It’s easy to feel like we’re living in unprecedented times.  The Covid-19 pandemic and its social, political, and economic consequences took us by surprise and forced us to make many changes we never could have imagined a year ago.  But we are in good company—people of generations past have lessons to teach us about their own experiences of epidemics and pandemics.  Join Dr. Ashley Riley Sousa of MTSU for an overview of the history of disease in the modern era.  Using digital collections of firsthand accounts from witnesses and survivors, this class will examine three major episodes of disease and how they changed the world: smallpox in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Cholera in Victorian London, and the 1918 global flu pandemic. 

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