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Nelson, Louis P.
Educated in Tyranny
Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University
Edited by Maurie D. McInnis and Louis P. Nelson
From the University of Virginia’s very inception, slavery was deeply woven into its fabric. Enslaved people first helped to construct and then later lived in the Academical Village; they raised and prepared food, washed clothes, cleaned privies, and chopped wood. They maintained the buildings,... More
The Legacy of Race and Inequity
Louis P. Nelson and Claudrena N. Harold.
When hate groups descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, triggering an eruption of racist violence, the tragic conflict reverberated throughout the world. It also had a profound effect on the University of Virginia’s expansive community, many of whose members are involved in teaching issues of... More
Shaping the Body Politic
Art and Political Formation in Early America
edited by Maurie D. McInnis and Louis P. Nelson
Traditional narratives imply that art in early America was severely limited in scope. By contrast, these essays collectively argue that visual arts played a critical role in shaping an early American understanding of the body politic. American artists in the late colonial and early national periods... More