VIRTUAL: Perri Klass at the Hudson Library [2/16]

The Hudson Library will be hosting Perri Klass on February 16th at 7pm. Klass will be discussing her book A Good Time to Be Born.

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Only one hundred years ago, in even the world’s wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers―of diarrhea, diphtheria, and measles, of scarlet fever and tuberculosis. Throughout history, culture has been shaped by these deaths; diaries and letters recorded them, and writers such as Louisa May Alcott, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Eugene O’Neill wrote about and mourned them. Not even the powerful and the wealthy could escape. Of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s four children, only one survived to adulthood, and the first billionaire in history, John D. Rockefeller, lost his beloved grandson to scarlet fever. For children of the poor, immigrants, enslaved people and their descendants, the chances of dying were far worse.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:00pm

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96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393609998
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

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