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October Program – CSI: Dixie
Join us for our October program CSI Dixie: The View from the American South’s County Coroner’s Offices, 1800 – 1900, as Dr. Stephen Berry provides a glimpse into Victorian-era coroner’s inquests, some of richest records we have of life and death in the nineteenth century South. Using extant coroners’ inquests for the state of South Carolina between 1800 and 1900, Dr. Berry will explore how race, place, gender, profession, behavior, and good and bad luck played large roles in how our forebears exited this world. .
Stephen Berry, author, is Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era, Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Historical Association, and Co-Director, with Claudio Saunt, of the Center for Virtual History, all at the University of Georgia. The author or editor of four books on the South in the Civil War Era, he has always felt compelled to study “old, unhappy, far-off things.”
Special thanks to our generour co-hosts Athens Clarke County Heritage Room.
The content being discussed may not be suitable for all ages and audiences.
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