In this class, Rick Hendricks provides an account of the history of the Spanish Flu pandemic that swept the world from 1918 through 1920. Special emphasis is given to the course of the pandemic in New Mexico. Comparisons with the current COVID-19 pandemic and lessons for the future are also discussed.

Rick Hendricks, a former New Mexico state historian, is currently the New Mexico State Records Administrator. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of the Southwest and New Mexico. He received his PhD from the University of New Mexico.