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Murder Most Foul: Homicide in Early America
In the summer of 2012 the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan mounted an exhibition of primary sources on murder in America from the 1670s to 1900. Clements director J. Kevin Graffagnino’s PowerPoint presentation of murder books, pamphlets, serials, prints, photographs, and ephemera illustrates the ways our ancestors dealt with murder as vehicle for moral instruction, basis for social attitudes and legal policy, and source of guilty-pleasure titillation. Given the enduring popularity of crime and punishment for America readers, collectors, and researchers, this lecture should appeal to scholarly and popular audiences alike. J. Kevin Graffagnino has been director of the University of Michigan’s William L. Clements Library since 2008 and will be retiring after 11 years at the end of December.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : History and Culture
Date(s) : 09/18/2019
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 1:30-2:30pm
Location : William L. Clements Library
Address : 909 S. University Avenue,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Instructor : Graffagnino J. Kevin
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN