Oh this is a yummy article to me because of the relationship with her grandmother. At first the title bothered me but when you read the stats it's crazy. It's not like it is anything new that most of the history books we were given over time were written by men. It's different now and can be different. There are some great female historians out there and we need to keep exposure on them. Have any great history books written by women that you could recommend? Comment below! : )
Men Write History, But Women Live It
The influenza pandemic of 1918 struck the United States suddenly and ruthlessly. It spread with an efficiency that brought entire cities to their knees, claiming not just the very young and very old, but also otherwise healthy people in the middle of their lives ― the kind of people flu season usually spared. In Philadelphia alone, 12,000 people died in less than five weeks. In New York City, it was 30,000 people in less than 18 months.