Monthly Archives: July 2017

Slavery and Its Legacies – Abigail Cooper on the Movements of Black Refugees in the Civil War Era

Thomas Thurston spoke with Abigail Cooper, an Assistant Professor in History at Brandeis University and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about her work examining Civil War refugee or contraband camps across the South. Her talk traces the migrations and settlement patterns of black refugees while elucidating the cross-cultural encounters that took place in the camps

Infectious Disease: Episode I

Want to learn more about infectious diseases? In the first episode of two on infectious diseases, the focus topic for the June 2017 issue of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, we will be discussing the history of epidemics, how infections affect our bodies, and how to prevent the spread of the infectious diseases.