Academic journal article Civil War History

Hubbell Prize Awarded

Academic journal article Civil War History

Hubbell Prize Awarded

Article excerpt

TYLER ANBINDER has won the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in Civil War History during 2006. His article, "Which Poor Man's Fight? Immigrants and the Federal Conscription of 1863" was selected by a three-person panel at the Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University. The prize earns the recipient a $1,000 cash award.

Anbinder's article earned distinction for both the significance of its argument and for opening up a fresh resource that can stimulate further analysis of draft enrollment and evasion. The article demonstrated just how easy it was for immigrants in an urban environment to avoid the draft and suggested that it was more difficult for native-born laborers in rural areas to do the same. To conduct his analysis, Anbinder combed ledgers maintained by the Provost Marshal General's Bureau in the National Archives.

Anbinder is chairman of the history department at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1994. …

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