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 Hines Prize is awarded to the best new scholarly work by a first-time author relating to any aspect of the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World (CLAW). The prize carries a cash award of $1,000 and preferential consideration by the University of South Carolina Press for the CLAW Program's book series. If you have a manuscript on a topic relevant to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or Atlantic World, please send a copy to CLAW Director Simon Lewis at lewiss@cofc.edu before May 15, 2017.

Jeff Forret, professor of history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South (Baton Rouge, 2015). The Douglass Prize was created in 1999 to stimulate scholarship in the field of slavery and abolition by honoring outstanding books on the subject and is named for Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), the slave who escaped bondage to emerge as one of the great American abolitionists, reformers, writers, and orators of the nineteenth century. …

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