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April 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107, Philadelphia
PA 19107
Library Company of Philadelphia

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.

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