How Babies Made America Modern

Janet Golden
Historian Janet Golden believes babies have shaped many aspects of modern life, including medicine, government, consumer culture, and economics. Recommended for anyone who has ever been a baby!
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Mon, Apr 27
Mon, Apr 27
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Join historian Janet Golden to learn how babies have shaped modern life. And yes, there will be baby photos!Event Description: Join us for an engaging session with Historian Janet Golden as she shares some of the ways babies helped their families enter the world of the twentieth century. Babies introduced new ideas about medicine, government, consumer culture, and economics. And yes, they kept families rooted in traditions and religion. This talk includes lots of cute (and some not so cute) images. It is a talk for anyone who has been a baby!Event Location: This event will take place online via Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool. New to Zoom? After you buy your ticket, you'll receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to use it, and you'll be a pro in no time!Janet’s Bio: Janet Golden is a historian specializing in the history of medicine, women and children in the United States. She is the author of Babies Made Us Modern: How Infants Brought Americans Into the Twentieth Century, Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; and A Social History of Wet Nursing in American: From Breast to Bottle. She is currently working on a book about the history of immigration and disability law.About Speakeasy: Speakeasy offers intimate events with compelling speakers and performers online via Zoom. Learn more about Speakeasy and check out a list of all of our events.

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