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: women, not just in the south, Pennsylvania, trial, U.S. history, interviews, Crime, racism, American history, Philadelphia, murder, black history, 19th century, trials