Rot, Riot, and Rebellion and Other Bad Words

Posted by: victorb 7/17/2014 11:47 PM

Thusday, July 17, 2014 Rot, Riot, and Rebellion and Other Bad Words The University of Virginia, fondly referred to as Mr. Jefferson’s university, was founded with a lofty and noble goal, but the first few decades of the university’s existence were anything but idyllic. UVA's birth was a painful one, plagued with riotous violence, rebellion and a restless student body. Today we’re joined by Virginia author, Rex Bowen, whose latest book takes a closer look at the tumultuous early years of the University of Virginia. Guests: Rex Bowman - Author, Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America Ammon Shea - Author, Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

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