DSL Associate Director Scott Nesbit presented research from Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008 at the Virginia State Capitol Tuesday, October 26, 2010. He presented research alongside Jeff Schapiro, political columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Rachel Sheldon, a PhD candidate in History at the University of Virginia. The evening meeting was convened by the Tredegar American Civil War Center.
Robert K. Nelson and Scott Nesbit (the former in absentia) each delivered papers at the “Millennialism and Providentialism in the Era of the American Civil War” conference at Rice University in Houston. Nelson’s paper was entitled “Spirit Politics: Perfectionist Reform, Spiritualism, and the Attenuation of Antebellum Millennialism”; Nesbit’s “Millennial Spaces out of Slavery: Geography and Forgiveness in Reconstruction S.C.”