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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Peter H. Wood

Frederick Douglass Visiting Fellow, 2011

Emeritus Professor of History at Duke University, Wood’s research and writing set the stage for a new generation of scholarship on American slavery. Long term interests in race relations and in American painting led to a collaboration with art historian Karen Dalton on an exhibition and book concerning the artist Winslow Homer’s images of African Americans. During his residency at Washington College, he presented his research on Homer and the Civil War. 

To see photos from Wood’s presentation, please click here.

To see the photo gallery of the student field trip with Peter Wood, please click here.

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