Is This Place Great or What?

…defaulters and of dramatic financial panics that defined the nation and created its political parties. Scott Nelson (College of William and Mary) is the author of A Nation of Deadbeats,…

The Steel-Driving Man – related media

Scott Nelson on the ‘usefulness’ of songs like “John Henry”:[audio:http://withgoodreasonradio.org/vfhradio-audio/wgr/2008/11/nelson-work-songs.mp3]…

Pedal Power

…a tall tale. Scott Reynolds Nelson (College of William and Mary) discovered a historic record of a railroad worker named John Henry, who was buried secretly by the Richmond Penitentiary….

Last Days of the Confederacy

…the male friendships that formed in Civil War prison camps. Historian Scott Nelson (William & Mary) says many Union prisoners formed into loving couples in order to care for each…

Last Days of the Confederacy

…the male friendships that formed in Civil War prison camps. Historian Scott Nelson (W&M) says many Union prisoners formed into loving couples in order to care for each other in…