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The Bennett H. Wall Award

The Bennett H. Wall Award was established in 2000 to honor the long-term service of Bennett Wall, who served as Secretary-Treasurer of the SHA for over thirty-three years (1952-1985), and as SHA President in 1988. In keeping with Professor Wall's own scholarly contribution to southern history, the Wall Prize will be awarded to the best book published in southern business or economic history over a two-year period. The next award will be made at the annual meeting in 2014 in Atlanta, GA, for a book published in 2012-2013. Entries should be submitted to the committee members listed below before March 1, 2014.

Claire Strom, Chair
Department of History
1000 Holt Avenue
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL  32789

Anne Marshall
Department of History
213 Allen Hall
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Jonathan D. Wells
Department of History
903 Gladfelter Hall, 1115 West Berks Street
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6089


The 2012 Bennett H. Wall Award Committee selected as the winner Rebecca Sharpless's Cooking in Other Women's Kitchens, 1865-1960, published by the University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Past Winners

2002 - Curtis J. Evans
The Conquest of Labor: Daniel Pratt and Southern Industrialization, Louisiana State University Press, 2001

2004 - Jonathan D. Martin
Divided Mastery: Slave Hiring in the American South, Harvard University Press, 2004

2006 - Steven Deyle
Carry Me Back: Domestic Slave Trade in American Life, Oxford University Press, 2005

2008 - Jack Temple Kirby
Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South, University of North Carolina Press, 2006

2010 - Brian Schoen
The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009


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