Becoming America Year 3

Fall Seminar 6

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Location: Medford High School Library, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA Map
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Scheduled Topic:

Typhoid Mary, Immigration, and Public Health in Progressive-Era America
Patricia Reeve, Ph.D., Suffolk University
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Reeve begins presentation with a political cartoon.


For a summary of this session, check out the BA Blog's Fall Seminar 6 entry!

Seminar Handouts:


Extra Resources:

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Martin explains the right of habeus corpus.

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Synan links Mary Mallon's treatment to Ellis Island medical screenings.

Powerpoint Presentation:

The Double Helix of Health and Fear: The Case of Mary Mallon - Patricia Reeve, Ph.D.


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Mary Mallon in a 1909 newspaper illustration.   From Wikimedia Commons
Mary Mallon in a 1909 newspaper illustration. From Wikimedia Commons

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Simpson tweets during presentation.

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Past Becoming America teacher, Minton, laments missing Reeve's seminar.