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Delphine LaLaurie, Public Domain

Socialite to Serial Killer

In the 1830s, Delphine Lalaurie never paid to for the sadistic torture and murder of her slaves.

Delphine Lalaurie was a socialite in New Orleans. Living in a mansion in the French Quarter, Delphine would host elaborate dinner parties. Guests noticed that the slaves cooking and serving appeared emaciated, fearful, and despondent. Neighbors began accusing…




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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Robyn Kagan Harrington

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Writing about Travel, History, Politics, Life, and Current Events.

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