Christof Mauch on "The Plague Comes to America: Racism, Science, and Politics in US History"
Christof Mauch (LMU/Amerika-Institut, Rachel Carson Center) will present on "The Plague Comes to America: Racism, Science, and Politics in US History."
This lecture series will put the current COVID-19 pandemic in historical perspective by looking at past outbreaks of such devastating diseases as the bubonic plague, cholera, polio, HIV/AIDS, and others. Faculty of the Amerika-Institut and guest speakers will scrutinize the public health system of the United States, the impact of and the debates surrounding the politics of vaccinations, the social and cultural significance of quarantines and the unequal distribution of pain and death.
Please note: this lecture class will be held online (via Zoom). Please click here to register for all or selected talks.
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