Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements

Article excerpt

The Museum of the Confederacy is pleased to announce the winners of its thirty-seventh annual literary awards competition. The recipient of the 2006 Jefferson Davis Award is Eric H. Walther, professor of history at the University of Houston, for William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War, published by the University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, 2006). The Davis Award is given annually for the outstanding narrative work on the period of the Confederacy.

The other finalists for the Davis Award are (in alphabetical order by author): Joan E. Cashin, First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War (Cambridge, Mass., 2006); Glenn W. LaFantasie, Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates (New York, 2006); Robert Tracy McKenzie, Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War (New York, 2006); and Harry S. Stout, Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War (New York, 2006).

The recipient of the 2005-2006 Founders Award is Kimberly Harrison, associate professor of English at Florida International University, for A Maryland Bride in the Deep South: The Civil War Diary of Priscilla Bond, published by Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, 2006). The Founders Award is given biennially for excellence in the editing of primary sources on the period of the Confederacy.

The Founders Award jury announced also that The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine: The Illustrated Note-Book of Henry O. …

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