Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Speaking of Prince Edward County and school vouchers…

| October 22, 2017

As I continue the ongoing dissection of Democracy in Chains, I’d like to turn next to a claim that’s at the heart of its narrative on school desegregation: the notorious closing of Prince Edward County, Virginia’s public school system from 1959 to 1964 as a strategy to avoid racial integration. Nancy MacLean actually claims that she first discovered James […]