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A historian looks at the distinctive Midwestern identity of Wilder and her "Little House on the Prairie" books.
During Pres. Washington’s first term, an epidemic killed one tenth of all the inhabitants of Philadelphia, then the capital of the young United States.
Toward the end of World War I, American doctors fought an invisible enemy on the home front — a pandemic that would kill more people than any other outbreak of disease in human history.
A menu for a 1779 New England Thanksgiving included dishes from turkey and venison to pumpkin pie.