Write an essay that approaches a contemporary problem (COVID-19 or also know as Coronavirus) from a historical perspective, drawing from primary and secondary sources to write a thesis-driven essay.
Trace some historical antecedents for the current pandemic in the United States. You may focus on a particular event, theme, or problem relating to the Covid-19 crisis, and approach it from a historical perspective. What larger processes in American history help us understand this current crisis? What past events offer some insights or lessons for today?