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The Charles S. Sydnor Award

The Charles S. Sydnor Award is awarded in recognition of a distinguished book in southern history published in odd-numbered years and awarded in even-numbered years. It will be awarded at the 2014 meeting in Atlanta, GA, for a book published during 2013. Copies should be forwarded to the following committee members no later than March 1, 2014.

Joan E. Cashin, Chair
Department of History
106 Dulles Hall, 230 W. 17th Avenue
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Richard D. Starnes
College of Arts & Sciences
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC  28723

Christina Snyder
Department of History
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

The 2012 Charles S. Sydnor Award Committee selected as the winner Tomiko Brown-Nagin's Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement, published by Oxford University Press, 2011.

Past Winners

1956 - Joseph H. Parks
General Edmund Kirby Smith, C.S.A., Louisiana State University Press, 1954

1958 - Arlin Turner
George W. Cable: A Biography, Duke University Press, 1956

1960 - Dewey W. Grantham, Jr.
Hoke Smith and the Politics of the New South, Louisiana State University Press, 1958

1962 - C. Vann Woodward
The Burden of Southern History, Louisiana State University Press, 1960

1964 - Albert D. Kirwan
John J. Crittenden: The Struggle for the Union, University of Kentucky Press, 1962

1966 - Willie Lee Rose
Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment, Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1964

1968 - George B. Tindall
The Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945, Louisiana State University Press, 1967

1970 - Sheldon Hackney
Populism to Progressivism in Alabama, Princeton University Press, 1969

1972 - Allen W. Trelease
White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction, Harper & Row, 1971

1974 - Thomas B. Alexander
Anatomy of the Confederate Congress: A Study of the Influence of Member Characteristics on Legislative Voting Behavior, 1861-1865, Vanderbilt University Press, 1972

1976 - Edmund S. Morgan
American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia, W. W. Norton, 1975

1978 - Thomas C. Holt
Black Over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina During Reconstruction, University of Illinois Press, 1977

1980 - Richard Beale Davis
Intellectual Life in the Colonial South, 1585-1763, University of Tennessee Press, 1978

1982 - Bruce Palmer
Man Over Money: The Southern Populist Critique of American Capitalism, University of North Carolina Press, 1980

1984 - Drew Gilpin Faust
James Henry Hammond and the Old South, A Design for Mastery, Louisiana State University Press, 1982

1986 - James C. (Pete) Daniel
Breaking the Land: The Transformation of Cotton, Tobacco, and Rice Cultures Since 1880, University of Illinois Press, 1985

1988 - Peter Kolchin
Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom, Harvard University Press, 1987

1990 - Allen Tullos
Habits of Industry: White Culture and the Transformation of the Carolina Piedmont, University of North Carolina Press, 1989

1992 - Charles Royster
The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans, Alfred A. Knopf, 1991

1994 - Michael Honey
Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights, University of Illinois Press, 1993

1996 - Stephanie McCurry
Masters of Small Worlds: Yeomen Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country, Oxford University Press, 1995

1998 - Neil Foley
The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture, University of California Press, 1997

2000 - Claudio Saunt
A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816, Cambridge University Press, 1999

2002 - Jack E. Davis
Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930, Louisiana State University Press, 2001

2004 - Robert Korstad
Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth Century South, University of North Carolina Press, 2003

2006 - W. Fitzhugh Brundage
The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory, Harvard University Press, 2005

2008 - Juliana Barr
Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands, University of North Carolina Press, 2007

2010 - Laura F. Edwards
The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South, University of North Carolina Press, 2009

2012 - Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement, Oxford University Press, 2011

 

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