Apr
5
Fri
2019
Book Launch: Mother is a Verb
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Book Launch: Mother is a Verb @ Philadelphia | PA | US

Dr. Sarah Knott, associate professor of history at Indiana University and former fellow, will speak on how people in the past experienced pregnancy, birth, and infant care. As a history, her soon-to-be published Mother Is a Verb explores the worlds of Cree or Ojibwe women, slaves on South Carolina rice plantations, tenant farmers in Appalachia, or tenement dwellers in New York and Liverpool. As a memoir, her book asks new questions about the smallest of human experiences—sleeplessness, joy, interruption—and about how we explore history itself.