Alex Chase-Levenson is an assistant professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in nineteenth-century British, European and Mediterranean history, and the history of public health. His first book, The Yellow Flag: Quarantine and the British Mediterranean World, 1780–1860 was published in April 2020 by Cambridge University Press.
Books by Alex Chase-Levenson
The Yellow Flag: Quarantine and the British Mediterranean World, 1780-1860
by Alex Chase-Levenson
"It’s so odd to me to see so many parallels between the world we’re living in now and a world that really did seem to be over." —Alex Chase-Levenson.
Alex Chase-Levenson, a historian at the University of Pennsylvania, chose books for us on 'living through an epidemic.'
Interviews with Alex Chase-Levenson
Books on Living Through an Epidemic, recommended by Alex Chase-Levenson
The Covid-19 crisis is often described as an ‘unprecedented’ event, but in the past outbreaks of virulent disease were much more a part of our lives. Historian Alex Chase-Levenson, author of The Yellow Flag, recommends five books that focus on the experiences of those living through an epidemic.