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"What a Stench! The Civil War's Instant Cities" by Melanie Kiechle

History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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When they weren't fighting, Civil War soldiers worried about smelly camps, hospitals, and prisons. The stenches of these spaces reminded soldiers of cities, which were notoriously bad for health. Based on her new book, Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century America, Kiechle will take us on a tour of Civil War smellscapes to explain how wartime smells combined with antebellum medical beliefs to create public health in American cities after the war.

Cost: Free

Woo Pass: 2 Woo Points

Suggested Audiences:High School, College, Adult, Elders

Website: http://www.americanantiquarian.org
E-mail:library@mwa.org
Phone: 508-755-5221

Last Modified: August 29, 2017 at 3:39 PM

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