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2019 May

In 1850 a young country doctor stopped in for a “fine mess of melons” at a Mississippi homestead belonging to a poor white family:

2019 May

On March 23, 1869, a Virginia newspaper editor announced the arrival of a new word to the American political lexicon: scalawag.

2016 Feb

On February 11, 1853, two armed men set off for what they correctly predicted would be a violent confrontation with their neighbors.

2016 Feb

Prince Rivers knew better than anyone what had been lost at Hamburg. ‘Now it will be a hundred years,’ he told his son Joshua.

2016 Feb

The "Boykin Mill Pond Incident" explores one of the saddest May Day parties in history.

About CSI: Dixie

Coroners’ inquests are some of the richest records we have of life and death in the nineteenth century South. As mortals, we all die, but we do not die equally. Race, place, gender, profession, behavior, and good and bad luck play large roles in determining how we go out of the world. Collecting extant coroners' inquests for the state of South Carolina between 1800 and 1900, "CSI: Dixie" provides rare glimpses into Victorian-era suicide, homicide, infanticide, abortion, child abuse, spousal abuse, master-slave murder, and slave on slave violence.

A project of the Center for Virtual History at the University of Georgia, CSI:D is delighted to thank the American Council of Learned Societies and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts for their steadfast support.

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