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Paperback Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America Book

ISBN: 0691602271

ISBN13: 9780691602271

Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America

(Part of the NBER Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development Series)

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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...

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