Academic journal article Civil War History

Hubbell Prize

Academic journal article Civil War History

Hubbell Prize

Article excerpt

ALLEN C. GUELZO has won the John T. Hubbell Prize for work published in Civil War History during 2002. Three members of the journal's editorial board chose his article "Defending Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling Letter, 1863" as the best one published in the journal volume year forty-eight. The prize earns the recipient a $1,000 cash award.

Using deep analysis of a letter from President Lincoln to James Cook Conkling on August 26,1863, the author argued that the president had a true commitment to emancipation that would not be bartered away for peace. Editorial board members Gary W. Gallagher, Joan Waugh, and Alice Fahs selected the article because it captured Lincoln's beliefs on slavery and emancipation within the political world in which the president operated. It appeared in the December 2002 issue.

Guelzo is the Grace F. Kea Professor of History at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Templeton Honors College. …

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