Illness in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
– Americans were sickly. Water was dangerous to drink. Food (especially meat and dairy) was dangerous to eat. And, medicine was completely unregulated meaning medicine tended to be based on heroin or opiates.
– Diseases ravished communities. And some civic leaders responded better than others.
Look at disease, sickness, or illness at anytime between 1877 and 1912. What accounted for the issue you are investigating? What were the causes and results? How did people respond? Be informative but specific! Do not cover the entire period. Rather, look for a specific, focused event or issue to investigate. Because this is a historical essay, use a fair tone throughout the writing to respect events that occurred in the past, rather than mistaking this for an English essay and persuading readers to pursue some specific viewpoints!
– Use evidence from 1) JSTOR (two sources); 2) Canvas files attached below; 3) American Perspectives; 4) One scholarly academic source (no dot com website or the magazine please). Except for the first 2 JSTOR sources, the remaining 3 sources can be taken from books or any scholarly sources. However, if you would prefer to find information from other scholarly resources aside from Canvas files, please let me know!
– Draft a 500-word essay. Cite as footnotes using the Chicago Manual of Style and please include a Bibliography.
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