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Citadel News Service

For release
October 26, 2001

Sex and murder in early South Carolina

          Dr. Catherine Clinton, who holds The Citadel Mark Clark Chair of History, will give a talk entitled " Wallowing in a Swamp of Sin: Sex and Murder in Early South Carolina." The talk, which is open to the public, is scheduled for November 6 at 6:30 in Bond Hall 165 on The Citadel campus.

          A nationally recognized authority on women in the American South and a distinguished scholar, Clinton earned a joint degree in sociology and Afro-American studies from Harvard in 1973. Winning the Isobel Briggs Traveling Fellowship from Radcliffe College, she went on to England and subsequently received her masters degree in American Studies from the University of Sussex in 1974. She received her doctorate degree in history in 1980 from Princeton University. Her numerous academic appointments include Harvard University, Brown University, and the University of Richmond. She has written and edited 17 books, the most recent being Fanny Kembles Journals and The Black Soldier.

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