GARY GALLAGHER WINS THE TOM WATSON BROWN BOOK PRIZE
Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor in History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia, has won The Tom Watson Brown Book Prize for The Union War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011). He will receive the $50,000 prize at The Tom Watson Brown Book Prize dinner to be held at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Bon Secour 3 ballroom, on Friday, November 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. The Renaissance will serve as the conference hotel for the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Mobile, Alabama, November 1-4. The SCWH holds its annual gathering in conjunction with the Southern.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Society of Civil War Historians is soliciting nominations for the Tom Watson Brown Book Prize for books published in 2012.
All genres of scholarship on the causes, conduct, and effects, broadly defined, of the Civil War are eligible. This includes, but is not exclusive to, monographs, synthetic works presenting original interpretations, and biographies. Works of fiction, poetry, anthologies, and textbooks will not be considered. Jurors will consider nominated works’ scholarly and literary merit as well as the extent to which they make original contributions to our understanding of the period.
Mark E. Neely, Jr., McCabe Greer Professor in the American Civil War Era at The Pennsylvania State University, will chair the prize jury. The other members are John F. Marszalek, Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Mississippi State University and Leslie Rowland, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. Tad Brown, President of the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., will serve as a non-voting member of the jury.
Publishers are asked to send nominated books (only those published in 2012 will be considered) directly to the four jurors no later than January 31, 2013. The winner will be announced by August 1, 2013. The award will be presented at the SCWH banquet at the Southern Historical Association meeting, where the winner will deliver a formal address that will be published in a subsequent issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era.
Nominated books should be sent to:
Website will be updated as soon as the book award committee is determined. Thank you