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By Christine Crudo Blackburn
Texas A&M University 

How the devastating 1918 flu pandemic helped advance US women's rights


October 14, 2018

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Christine Crudo Blackburn, Texas A&M University ; Gerald W. Parker, Texas A&M University , and Morten Wendelbo, American University

(THE CONVERSATION) When disaster strikes, it can change the fabric of a society – often through the sheer loss of human life. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami left 35,000 children without one or both parents in Indonesia alone. The Black Death killed more than 75 million people worldwide and more than a third of Europe’s population between 1347 and...

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