When:
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 5:30p -
6:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

EventScheduled OnlineEventAttendanceMode

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=3410

In The Province of Affliction Ben Mutschler integrates the history of disease into the narrative of early American social and political development, illuminating the fragility of autonomy, individualism, and advancement. Each sickness in early New England created its own web of interdependent social relations that could both enable survival and set off a long bureaucratic struggle to determine responsibility for the misfortune. From families and households to townships, colonies, and states, illness both defined and strained the institutions of the day, bringing people together in the face of calamity, yet also driving them apart when the cost of persevering grew overwhelming. In the process, domestic turmoil circulated through the social and political world to permeate the very bedrock of early American civic life.

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