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In "True Crime Meets History," R.E. Fulton observes that "the people at the heart of histories of violence remain hard to conjure." Conjuring the stories and humanity of victims of violence is the kind of difficult, emotional labor that Ruth Lawlor describes in "Working with Death." Read together, Fulton's and Lawlor's articles grapple with important questions about privacy, dignity, and the nature of understanding that are applicable to historians working in many fields. 

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