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Cows, Contagion, and Conflict: Federal Efforts to Eradicate Tick Fever and Local Resistance in Arkansas History

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Blake Perkins, associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Williams Baptist University

Blake Perkins is the author of Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks (2018) and editor of Yesterday Today: Life in the Ozarks (2020). Perkins is a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Historical Association.

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About the Program Series

With the COVID-19 pandemic having caused more than 100,000 deaths in the United States alone by the beginning of June 2020, many policy makers and others have looked to the past to understand how pandemics affect societies, allowing them to create strategies that can ease the death toll and to consider what long-lasting changes might result from our present situation.

The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is hosting a series of lectures on the history of medicine, disease, and containment in the Natural State. The series, starting June 8 and running every other Monday evening through August, will offer some historical perspective to what is going on today in Arkansas and around the world.

Each lecture will be a Zoom webinar and will be streamed to YouTube Live, and then archived on YouTube for later viewing. Attendees must register to participate in Zoom webinar and ask questions of the speaker.