This chapter exposed how normalized slavery was to the people participating and growing up around it, because only those that came to visit were able to comment on the full extent of it all. “There are pretty villas and cheerful houses in its streets, and nature smiles upon Capital City of Slavery the country road: but jostling its handsome residences, like slavery itself going hand-in-hand with many lofty virtues, are deplorable tenements, fences unpaired, walls crumbling into ruinous heaps.” I find this passage very fitting because it goes along with the systemic structure of slavery that we have talked about, how the state was the one in control and that although everything looked nice on the outside, they were building it upon slavery which makes it wrong and ugly. But no one person or small group could really change much because it had been so embedded in the way the systems worked. I also found it very interesting that Richmond college, which is now the University of Richmond is so ingrained in Richmond’s history and we never even hear about the part that it played.