Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

The Association

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

The Association

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The seventy-seventh meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 27-30, 2011, Thursday through Sunday.

At the close of the Association's seventy-sixth meeting in Charlotte on November 7, 2010, Theda Perdue of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began her term as president. Since there were no additional nominations, those proposed by last year's Nominating Committee and published in the May 2010 issue of the Journal were declared elected:

VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT ELECT:

Orville Vernon Burton, Clemson University

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL:

Robert D. Billinger Jr., Wingate University (EHS representative)

Barbara Ganson, Florida Atlantic University (LACS representative)

Michele Gillespie, Wake Forest University

Jane G. Landers, Vanderbilt University

The Executive Council approved the nominations of George C. Rable, University of Alabama, and Melissa Walker, Converse College, to four-year terms on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Southern History.

The Council elected the following to serve as the Nominating Committee for 2011: Constance B. Schulz, University of South Carolina, emerita, chair; Jacqueline Jones, University of Texas at Austin; Stephanie J. Shaw, Ohio State University; William A. Link, University of Florida; and John David Smith, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The following awards were presented at the meeting in Charlotte:

BLASSINGAME AWARD

The John W. Blassingame Award, presented in even-numbered years to recognize excellence in African American scholarship or mentorship, was given to two recipients this year: Arvarh E. Strickland, University of Missouri, emeritus; and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Morgan State University. The selection committee consisted of Raymond Gavins, Duke University, chair; Julie Saville, University of Chicago; and Rose C. Thevenin, Florida Memorial University.

SYDNOR AWARD

The Charles S. Sydnor Award, given for a distinguished book in southern history published in an odd-numbered year, was presented to Laura F. Edwards of Duke University for her book The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South, published by University of North Carolina Press in 2009. The award committee consisted of Jeanette Keith, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, chair; J. Mills Thornton III, University of Michigan, emeritus; and Altina Waller, University of Connecticut.

MITCHELL AWARD

The H. L. Mitchell Award, given for the best book on southern labor history published in 2008 or 2009, was presented to Seth Rockman of Brown University for his book Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore, published in 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press. The award committee consisted of Nan E. Woodruff, Pennsylvania State University, chair; Laurie B. Green, University of Texas at Austin; and C. Fred Williams, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

WALL AWARD

The Bennett H. Wall Award for a distinguished book in southern business or economic history published in 2008 or 2009 was presented to Brian Schoen of Ohio University for his book The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War, published in 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press. …

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