Event | Lectures and Symposia No One Was Immune: Mapping the Great Pandemics from Columbus to COVID-19

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Part of National Book Festival Presents

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As part of the National Book Festival Presents series, the Library of Congress’s John Hessler (curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection and specialist in the Geography & Map Division) and Marie Arana (author and literary director of the Library of Congress) discuss the sweep of history from the 1500s smallpox pandemic that decimated the indigenous population of the Americas to the meticulous work that is being done now to map COVID-19.