Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America

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Fatal Years is the first systematic study of child mortality in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Exploiting newly discovered data from the 1900 Census of Population, Samuel Preston and Michael Haines present their findings in a volume that is not only a pioneering work of demography but also an accessible and moving historical narrative. Despite having a rich, well-fed, and highly literate population, the United States had exceptionally high child-mortality levels during this period: nearly one out of every ...

Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691631806

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Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691602271

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Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America 1991, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691042688

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