Lecture Description

We often hear about high death rates during epidemics in history — but what about the people who survived? How did they experience disease, and how did they go on once the epidemic had ended? Taking on the topic of New Yorkers’ experiences of yellow fever during the 1790s, this talk explores some of the people most often overlooked in histories of public health: women, African Americans, and the poorest residents of the city, whose populations were hit hardest.

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Gender, Masculinity, Femininity Public Health and Disease

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