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American Civil War, Women, Civilians, Enslaved Communities, Voter Suppression, Election Fraud, Virginia, Leesburg, Winchester, Loudoun County, Powhatan County, Brunswick County, Hanover County, Richmond
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About Me

I am researching the experiences of women and enslaved communities in Virginia before and during the American Civil War as recorded in the Powell Family Papers, which are held at the Special Collections Research Center of Swem Library at William & Mary. My geographical focus is on Loudoun County, Leesburg, Winchester, Powhatan County, Brunswick County, Hanover County, Louisa County, Nelson County, and Richmond.

I have also researched the voter suppression and election fraud that occurred in Richmond in 1890, which occurred simultaneously with with the unveiling of the Lee Monument.

Recent Publications

Election Fraud and the Unveiling of the Lee Monument

Sherwood Forest and Berkeley: Virginia Historic Sites not yet Effectively Interpreting Enslaved Communities

SHA 2019 Report: Revisiting the “Slave Power”

Media Coverage
Link to a newspaper article about a 2019 presentation:
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United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Local & Regional, Public History, Slavery, Women