Polio Strikes Back: A Look at a Once-Defeated Foe in Gale Case Studies

| By Rebecca Parks | On July 21, 2022, health professionals in New York made the discovery that a man in Rockland County, near New York City, had contracted polio. The discovery was startling because there had not been a diagnosed case of polio in the United States since 2013, and there hadn’t been a … Read more

The Past Is the Future: Parallels to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Gale Case Studies: Refugees and Migration

| By Rebecca Parks | Like most people, I woke up to the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, with shock and horror. As the troops advanced, the civilian population fled; in 10 days, more than 1.5 million Ukrainians had crossed the border into neighboring countries. By March 15, the … Read more

Gale Celebrates Women’s History Month with Release of Gale Case Studies: Women’s Issues

| By Rebecca Parks | March was officially designated Women’s History Month by the U.S. Congress in 1987 to recognize women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. Each year, the National Women’s History Alliance establishes a focus for this celebration of women. In recognition of the importance of caregivers and frontline workers during the COVID-19 … Read more

Voices from the Past: Learning Black History from Those Who Lived It

| By Rebecca Parks | In August 2019, the New York Times Magazine published a long-form journalism project, known as the 1619 Project, on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved persons from Africa to colonial Virginia. The collection of essays, commentaries, and poems aimed to reorient U.S. history to centralize slavery’s … Read more