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Unformatted text preview: iii. Alcoholic cider- cheap & effective iv. Popular in winter when people were lonely & isolated c. People performed hard labor and worked dangerous jobs; life was precarious i. Only half of the population would reach age 45 ii. 1/3 of all children died before age 4 iii. Yellow Fever epidemic- 1793 in Philadelphia- killed 10% of the population iv. Childbirth was very dangerous IV. Family a. Marriages were based on economics- husband owned everything; parents were very involved in a daughters choice of who to marry b. Feeling- idea that marriage should be based on more than economics; two people should have feelings for each other c. Women began to actively reduce family size b/c childbirth was so dangerous (avg. 4 children) i. Extended breastfeeding ii. Contraception- animal skins...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HY 120 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '08