The Duel, 1834 woodcut. Andrew Jackson killing Charles Dickenson. Source: Library of Congress

Death Before Dishonor

Shame and Reputation in American History

This week, Ed, Nathan and Joanne discuss the importance of honor throughout American history. We’ll explore how 19th-century honor culture demanded that a man’s good name be saved by any means necessary — even murder. And we’ll consider how the concept lives on today.

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