Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Actually, documents prove the Virginia School condemned segregation

| September 30, 2017

In my last two posts, I highlighted substantial problems with the historical narrative and use of sources in Nancy MacLean’s¬†Democracy in Chains, particularly as they concerned the issue of segregation in 1950s and 60s Virginia. MacLean essentially claims that economists James M. Buchanan and Warren Nutter forged something of an unholy alliance with a group […]