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Alexander O. Boulton , Ph.D.

Public History | School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Alexander Boulton


Ph.D., History, College of William and Mary 1993

M.A. American Studies, College of William and Mary, 1993

BFA Photography, Maryland Institute college of Art, 1973.

Professional Experience

Professor of History, Villa Julie College/Stevenson University, 1994-present.


I have been studying the role of Thomas Jefferson in shaping the modern idea of race for the past twenty years (it is a very complex subject), and recently have been studying ancient Athens and the Peloponnesian War.


A Partial list of Publications:

“The Unravelling of the New World Order,” Baltimore Sun Papers, January, 22, 2017.

“When I heard that Trump was Elected President.” Baltimore Sun Papers, Dec 1, 2016.

“Letter to an Angry Parent,” Perspectives on History, September 2013.

“The Lynching of Howard Cooper,” Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol 196, #3 (Fall, 2011)

“Monticello, the Usonian House, and Levittown: The Making of the Modern American Home,” Historically Speaking, the Newsletter of the Historical Society, (February, 2002).

The Monticello Mystery - - Case Continued,” Essay-Review in William and Mary Quarterly, (October, 2001).

"The American Paradox: Jeffersonian Equality and Racial Science," American Quarterly, (September, 1995)

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect, Rizzoli Press, New York, (1993).

"Monticello and the Romantic Tradition," paper delivered at Winterthur Conference on "The American Home: Material Culture, Domestic Space, and Family Life,"(October, 1992).

“Beyond the Big House - The Architecture of Slavery,” exhibition of photographs of slaves’ quarters (Fall, 2006), Stevenson University.    

Numerous articles on American architectural history for American Heritage Magazine between 1987 and 1993 for a list see:

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