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American Political and Social History I

Readings

  • Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-1782 http://pox.ehistory.org/.  Click "Show Time Slider" on the right and manipulate the map to see how small pox epidemics began and spread, and think about where they were concentrated.

  • Increasing Urbanization 1790-1890 https://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/005/ Hit play at the bottom of the image to see how cities grew in the early United States.

  • Surviving History: The Fever by Rachel N. Ponce. http://theappendix.net/special/the-fever This is interactive fiction based on early American Yellow Fever epidemics, so your choices at the end of each section lead you to a different ending.  Play through to at least two different endings.