Exodus explores the racial dynamics at play in the CSI:D database. Slaves were allowed to testify at inquests. Why? What can we learn from their testimony? How did emancipation impact death investigation in the South? In what sense was the coroner's office the 'front line' of Reconstruction?

Coroners and the Enslaved focuses on the CSI:D cases involving the enslaved as victims, perpetrators, and witnesses.

Coroners and Freedmen examines the new kinds of violence ushered in by Reconstruction, and how that manifested itself in a fight for control of the coroner's office.

NEXT: Coroners and the Enslaved

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