Universities Studying Slavery Conference 2022

UVA Press has a noted history of publishing outstanding scholarship on the legacies of slavery and racism in institutional settings. As Stony Brook University president Maurie D. McInnis and UVA professor Louis P. Nelson articulated in their book Educated in Tyranny, the central paradox at the heart of the University of Virginia is also that of the nation: What does it mean to have a public university established to preserve democratic rights that is founded and maintained on the stolen labor of others? We are proud to serve as one of the key sites of that inquiry.

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I acquire books in history and politics, with a special focus on American history and politics across five centuries. I also oversee series on Early Modern German and on Southern African history and my portfolio includes academic and trade books on the history and culture of Virginia. As a transnational historian by training, I am excited about manuscripts that put historical developments in broad temporal and geographic contexts and particularly welcome examinations of Americans’ experiences and legacies abroad.

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