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

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1634
Cost: Free
Promotions: Woo Pass: 2 Woo Points
Description: 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.
More Information: Website: http://www.americanantiquarian.org
E-mail: library@mwa.org
Phone: 508-755-5221
Entered by: American Antiquarian Society

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