Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements and Activities

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements and Activities

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The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce the winners of its 2006 publication awards. The Malcolm Bell Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award, established in 1992, is given for the best book in Georgia history published in the previous year and is named in honor of Malcolm Bell Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell in recognition of their contributions to the recording of Georgia's history. The award carries a cash prize of $500. This year's winner is Erskine Clarke of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, for his book Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic, published by Yale University Press. The Lilla Mills Hawes Award recognizes the best book in Georgia county or local history published in the previous year. This award was established in 1993 and honors Lilla Hawes, the Society's director from 1948 to 1976. The award carries a cash prize of $500. This year's co-recipients are Ouida Dickey and Doyle Mathis, both of Berry College in Rome, for their book, Berry College: A History, published by the University of Georgia Press. The E. Merton Coulter Award is given for the best article in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in the previous year. The Coulter Award was established in 1973 in honor of E. Merton Coulter, editor of the Quarterly for fifty years. …

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