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Interview: Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso


Dr. Kali Nicole Gross joins Tracy to discuss a murder that took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887. The details of the investigation and trial offer insight into the culture of the the post-Reconstruction era, particularly in regards to race.

Hannah Mary Tabbs and George H. Wilson in Rogues' Gallery Books (1887) Courtesy of the Philadelphia City Archives.

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, murder, American history, racism, Crime, interviews, U.S. history, trial, not just in the south, women, black history