Phillip W. Magness

Historian – 19th century United States

Nancy MacLean’s segregationist sins of omission…and commission

| July 15, 2017

One of the most inflammatory charges of Nancy MacLean’s new book¬†Democracy in Chains holds that James M. Buchanan, and by extension his department and research center at the University of Virginia, served as something of an intellectual buttress to the segregationist forces of 1950s and 1960s Virginia politics after¬†Brown v. Board. MacLean has very little […]