Numbers takes a statistical approach to the records, presenting charts, tables, graphs, and maps that seek to draw general conclusions from these coroners’ reports and put them into comparative perspective.

Counting the Dead looks specifically at the CSI:D sample, taking the reader into how it was assembled, what biases it has, and how it compares to other studies and samples.

The Mortality Census provides background and insights into yet another governmental attempt to measure, categorize, and discipline death to the needs of the modern state -- the federal mortality censuses taken between 1850 and 1890.

Counties offers short introductions to each of the counties under investigation at CSI:D as well as a tabulation of its cases.

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