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Episode 14 - The HIV/AIDS Crisis in the 1980s

Episode 14 - The HIV/AIDS Crisis in the 1980s

We return for the fourteenth
episode of American History Too! to
discuss a horrifying and shameful period in US history:  the outbreak and response to the HIV/AIDS
crisis during the 1980s. 

Academic impartiality
is at a premium as we delve into social and cultural reasons behind the US
government’s failure to tame the spread of the deadly virus.  We also consider the important cultural touchstones
that HIV/AIDS inspired and also the evolution of gay rights in the US.

For those interested,
the British broadcast about AIDS that begins the show can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SqRNUUOk7s 

The broadcast stood
in stark contrast to official US silence on the issue.

We’ll be back in a
couple of weeks to start our series entitled ‘The Revol [...]

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