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Thursday,  July 14 @ 8 pm ET
Mary Miley Theobald 
Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked

Every day – in museums and historic sites across America – myths are repeated and spread. Many believe that so many colonial women died from burns when their petticoats caught fire that it was the second-most common cause of death for women after childbirth. Others perpetuate the myth that beds were shorter because people slept sitting up; that men posed with one hand inside their vest so portrait artists did not have to paint the fingers, cutting the price of the portrait.  

 In her new book, “Death by Petticoat,” historian Mary Theobald separates truth from “myth-understandings.”


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