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Study of the American Experience

Alan Taylor

Frederick Douglass Visiting Fellow, 2012

Alan Taylor is a two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history and a three time finalist for the George Washington Prize. A national expert in Colonial America and the early U.S. republic, he worked on his Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia 1772-1832 (W. W. Norton & Company, 2013), while in residence in Chestertown. During his two-week fellowship, Taylor combed local archives, worked on his manuscript, presented a public lecture, visited classes, and toured local War of 1812 sites. He even had time to captain a townball team of students in the “grudge match” against a team captained by his former student and current WC professor Ken Miller.  He currently is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair in the Corcoran Department of American history at the University of Virginia.

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Photos of the famous townball “grudge match” can be seen here.