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The Viral Game: The Global Football Community’s Response to Epidemics and Pandemics in the Twenty-First Century

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By Patrick H. Salkeld, Independent Scholar Abstract The twenty-first century has seen health crises related to SARS, Swine Flu, Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19. Nations cooperated with supranational groups when deciding what to do with football operations in these crises except during the COVID-19 pandemic when the “Ostrich Alliance” viewed it as interference with their sovereignty. Key words: pandemics, football (soccer),

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Ideology and Disease: Cholera, Policy and Identity during the Sino-Japanese War

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By Roberto Padilla, The University of Toledo History Abstract During the Sino-Japanese War the Japanese army medical bureau employed medical protocols based largely on their ideological import. The result was a failed system of testing that prevented the early identification of a cholera epidemic that swept through the warzone. Near the end of the conflict the epidemic also spread to

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Artifacts, Virality, and Connection: Social Media and Teaching in the Age of COVID-19

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By Kevin Mitchell Mercer, M.A., Adjunct Professor of History, University of Central Florida Abstract A history adjunct professor’s assignment allows students to understand that historic moments can be can be both extremely personal and globally shared and makes global connections for educators. Key words: Pandemic, COVID-19, history teaching, historical artifacts, social media. Edited by Birgit Schneider and Justin Quinn Olmstead.

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Pandemics, Past and Present: Influenza, COVID-19, Military Hospital Ships in Japan

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By Sumiko Otsubo, Metropolitan State University Abstract During the Siberian Intervention, the Japanese Army decided not to adopt hospital ships (病院船) but to rely on patient ships (患者船) when transporting 13,800 troops back to Japan and when the fall wave of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was at its worst. Is it a valuable lesson for the current hospital ship legislative debate

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“A Good Winter Rain Will Put Everything Right”: The British Government in India’s Response to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Famine

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By Maura Chhun, Metropolitan State University Abstract The 1918 Influenza Pandemic killed over twelve million Indians while a concurrent famine drove up the cost of basic necessities. The British government framed the pandemic as a complicating factor in their otherwise successful management of the famine, but more accurately the famine was a contributing factor to the pandemic’s death toll. Key words:

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Histoire Globale in France: The Rise of the French Connection

Histoire Globale in France: The Rise of the French Connection For Full Article: SchoutedenOArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Olivier Schouteden Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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The British Empire and World History: Some Connective Thoughts

The British Empire and World History: Some Connective Thoughts For Full Article: ZielinskiBArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Bart Zielinski, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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World History in Germany: New Wine in Old Bottles

World History in Germany: New Wine in Old Bottles For Full Article: ŠimkováPArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Pavla Šimková Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Making the Geographic Turn: Researching and Teaching Early-Modern British and World History

Making the Geographic Turn: Researching and Teaching Early-Modern British and World History For Full Article: ZukasAM2ArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Alex Zukas, Professor of History, National University Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea

British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World In this article the author analyses G. A. Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea (1883) not only as one of the few British novels directly using the ‘Crimean’ storyline, but as a novel for children

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Child Soldiers Revisited: Conscription and Choice in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Child Soldiers Revisited: Conscription and Choice in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World Child soldier peripheralization in the Global South is explored though the narrative devices of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy. I intend to

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Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature

Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World — for more information, please see HERE. Short Title: Can the Child Speak? Key Words: childhood, children’s rights, children’s literature, children’s books, convention on the rights of the child, crc,

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Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands

Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands This essay is a part of our series, Borders in the Classroom On March 4, 1817, Andrew Jackson wrote a letter to President James Monroe that proposed a radical shift in the way the Federal government negotiated with Native American groups who still maintained their autonomy on the

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