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 Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces its biennial competition for the Fishel-Calhoun Prize for the best article dealing with any aspect of United States history between 1865 and 1917. The prize is open to new scholars, defined as graduate students or Ph.D.'s who received their doctorate since 2000 and who have not yet published a book. The article must have appeared in a journal dated 2008 or 2009. The winner of the prize will receive $250 and is asked to serve on the next Fishel-Calhoun Prize Committee. An article may be submitted for consideration by the author or by others (e.g., a journal editor). The deadline is December 1, 2009. Please submit three offprints or photocopies of the article (page proofs are acceptable for articles scheduled to appear in December 2009), a copy of the table of contents of the issue in which it appeared, and a current e-mail address for the author. Questions and entries should be directed to Worth Robert Miller, Chair, Fishel-Calhoun Prize Committee, Department of History, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897; e-mail: bobmiller@missouristate.edu.

The Museum of the Confederacy is pleased to announce that Joseph T. Glatthaar's General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse, published by the Free Press in 2008, is the recipient of the 2008 Jefferson Davis Award, given for outstanding narrative works on the origins, life, and legacies of the Confederacy and the Confederate period; and that Charles W. Mitchell's Maryland Voices of the Civil War, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2007, is the recipient of the 2007-2008 Founders Award, given for outstanding editing of primary sources on the same subjects.

The Davis Award judges also named Thavolia Glymph's Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household, published by Cambridge University Press in 2008, as a finalist for the award. The Founders Award judges named three finalists: Peter A. Brown's Take Sides with the Truth: The Postwar Letters of John Singleton Mosby to Samuel E Chapman, published by University Press of Kentucky in 2007; Jennifer W. Ford's The Hour of Our Nation's Agony: The Civil War Letters of Lt. William Cowper Nelson of Mississippi, published by University of Tennessee Press in 2007; and David W. Lowe's Meade's Army: The Private Notebooks of Lt. …

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