Plagues in the Nation

by Emory Professor Polly J. Price

Plagues in the Nation, forthcoming from Beacon Press, is a narrative history of America through major outbreaks. The book examines how law and government affected the outcome of the epidemics that struck America, and how those outbreaks have in turn shaped our government. Using the story of the efforts to contain Ebola and COVID-19, Polly Price presents a fascinating history that has never been fully explored.

Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, is also Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

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