Shadows in the valley :a cultural history of illness, death, and loss in New England, 1840-1916 /Alan C. Swedlund.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-256338

Description

xiii, 246 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm., Alan Swedlund examines the history of mortality in several small communities in western Massachusetts from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century--from just before the acceptance of the germ theory of disease through the early days of public health reform in the United States. --from publisher description

Details

Descriptive Terms

Diseases Social aspects History 19th century.
Diseases Social aspects History 20th century.
Death Social aspects History.
Mortality Social aspects History.
Loss (Psychology) Social aspects History.
Thanatology
Attitude to Death
Funeral Rites history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Social conditions 19th century.
Social conditions 20th century.

Originator

Swedlund, Alan C.

Contents

Histories of illness and death -- Life and death in Massachusetts, Deerfield, and the Connecticut River Valley, 1620-1840 -- Cholera infantum -- The fevers of childhood -- Dutiful daughters, pallid young women -- Reproductive women, productive men -- Surviving the odds : the "privilege" of old age -- Managing disease in the long nineteenth century : numeracy and nosology, nature and nurture, 1840-1916 -- Bodies of evidence : death, loss, and the search for meaning -- Appendixes: Data collection and evaluation; A: Infant mortality; B: Scarlet fever; C: Tuberculosis in young women; D: Old age.

Publication

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

Description

xiii, 246 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Alan Swedlund examines the history of mortality in several small communities in western Massachusetts from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century--from just before the acceptance of the germ theory of disease through the early days of public health reform in the United States. --from publisher description

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Complimentary copy, April 10, 2010.

ISBN

9781558497207 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781558497191 (library cloth : alk. paper)
155849720X (pbk. : alk. paper)
1558497196 (library cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks RA418.3.N427 S94 2010
Coll. RA418.3.N427 S94 2010 c. 2

Material Type

Statistics, Medical.

Places

New England
New England.