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Marcus P. Nevius

Marcus P. Nevius

Dr. Marcus P. Nevius is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Rhode Island, where he teaches courses in the history of slavery, the Revolution, Confederation, and Early Republican periods in the early United States; and, in the history of African Americans in the early American republic. He is the author of City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763-1856 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2020). He is published in the journal History Compass and has published book reviews in the Journal of African American History, the Journal of Southern History, and H-Net Civil War. He is the recipient of research fellowships recently granted by the Special Collections Research Center of the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary; the Virginia Museum of History and Culture; and, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Dr. Nevius holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from North Carolina Central University (@NCCUHistory), and the Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University (@osuhistorydept). Follow him on Twitter @marcneev, and on Instagram @mpnevius.

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