Out Flew Enza - Public Health in America: Influenza and the 1920 Presidential Election

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Stuck in a quarantine? We've been here before. The centennial of the dramatic, influenza-ridden 1920 presidential election approaches. Join the Tinderbox Podcast as we delve into the pandemic of 1918, the failing presidency of Woodrow Wilson, and the rise of a dark horse Republican candidate in 1920. Avalon Project - President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/wilson14.asp. Barry, John M. “How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Nov. 2017, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journal-plague-year-180965222/. Byerly, Carol R. “The U.S. Military and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.” Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), Association of Schools of Public Health, Apr. 2010, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2862337/. “Don't Know Much.” Dont Know Much FDR Had the Flu Comments, dontknowmuch.com/2019/01/fdr-had-the-flu/. English, VOA Learning. “Wilson Is Re-Elected in 1916 on a Promise: 'He Kept Us Out of War!'.” VOA, Wilson Is Re-Elected in 1916 on a Promise: 'He Kept Us Out of War!', 15 Mar. 2006, learningenglish.voanews.com/a/a-23-2006-03-15-voa2-83128202/125574.html. “GEORGE W. PERKINS ILL.; Resting In Catskills--May Not Go to Republican Convention.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 28 May 1920, www.nytimes.com/1920/05/28/archives/george-w-perkins-ill-resting-in-catskillsmay-not-go-to-republican.html. Green, Elon, et al. “How Do You Sing Blind Willie Johnson?” The New Yorker, www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-do-you-sing-blind-willie-johnson. “Historical Milestone: The 1918 Flu Pandemic.” Origins, origins.osu.edu/milestones/pandemic-flu-spanish-flu-1918-H1N1-WW1-vaccine. “How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Advance Women's Rights.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 2 Mar. 2018, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-1918-flu-pandemic-helped-advance-womens-rights-180968311/. Markel, Dr. Howard. “When a Secret President Ran the Country.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 2 Oct. 2015, www.pbs.org/newshour/health/woodrow-wilson-stroke. Pettit, Dorothy Ann. A CRUEL WIND, AMERICA EXPERIENCES PANDEMIC INFLUENZA 1918 to 1920, A SOCIAL HISTORY. University of New Hampshire, 1976. “Philadelphia Threw a WWI Parade That Gave Thousands of Onlookers the Flu.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 21 Sept. 2018, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/philadelphia-threw-wwi-parade-gave-thousands-onlookers-flu-180970372/. “Spanish Influenza in the President's Neighborhood.” WHHA (En-US), www.whitehousehistory.org/spanish-influenza-in-the-presidents-neighborhood. Striner, Richard. “The Surprising Evidence That Woodrow Wilson Was Suffering from a Brain Malfunction Before the Stroke That Crippled Him.” History News Network, historynewsnetwork.org/article/155787. “What Was the Impact of 'Spanish Flu' on the Armistice?” OpenLearn, The Open University, 2 Oct. 2018, www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/what-was-the-impact-spanish-flu-on-the-armistice. “Worst Presidents: Warren Harding (1921-1923).” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, www.usnews.com/news/special-reports/the-worst-presidents/articles/2014/12/17/worst-presidents-warren-harding-1921-1923.

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