C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize
The Southern Historical Association invites
submissions for the C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize for
2015 to be presented for the best dissertation in southern history
completed and defended in 2014.
The prize consists of a $3,000 stipend and is funded by the
Woodward Fund, based on a very generous bequest left to the
SHA by C. Vann Woodward. Authors should submit
the following information in a single file via e-mail to Sheree Dendy by May 1, 2015:
> cover letter with full contact information
> title page, abstract, and table of contents of the dissertation
> sample chapter of the dissertation
> letter of support from the dissertation advisor
The full dissertation should not be submitted.
Based on the materials described above, the prize committee
will decide which candidates will be invited to submit the full
dissertation for further consideration. Any inquiries regarding
the prize and its guidelines should be addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer.
Stephen A. West, Chair
J. Morgan Kousser
California Institute of Technology
2014 C. Vann Woodward Award Winner
Craig B. Hollander, "Against a Sea of Troubles: Slave Trade Suppressionism During the Early Republic," Johns Hopkins University, 2013.
2002 - Robert Perkinson
"The Birth of the Texas Prison Empire, 1865-1915" Yale University
2003 - Chandra Miller Manning
"What This Cruel War Was Over: Why Union and Confederate Soldiers
Thought They Were Fighting the Civil War" Harvard University
2004 - Edward J. Blum
"Reforging the White Republic: Race, Protestantism, and American Nationalism,
University of Kentucky
2005 - Françoise N. Hamlin
"'The Book Hasn't Closed, The Story Isn't Finished': Continuing Histories
of the Civil Rights Movement" Yale University
2006 - Christopher Myers Asch
"No Compromise: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2007 - Bethany E. Moreton
"The Soul of the Service Economy: Wal-Mart and the Making of Christian
Free Enterprise 1929-1994"
2008 - Max Grivno
"'There Slavery Cannot Dwell': Agriculture and Labor in Northern Maryland,
University of Maryland
2009 - Benjamin E. Wise
"Cosmopolitan Southerner: The Life and World of William Alexander Percy"
2010 - Robert Blakeslee Gilpin
"John Brown Still Lives! America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change"
2011 - Co-Winner Darren Grem
"The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and Conservative Evangelicalism in the Sunbelt Age, 1945-2000," University of Georgia, 2010
2011 - Co-Winner Drew Swanson
"Land of the Bright Leaf: Yellow Tobacco, Environment, and Culture along the Border of Virginia and North Carolina," University of Georgia, 2010
2012 - Co-Winner Matthew J. Karp
"'This Vast Southern Empire': The South and the Foreign Policy of Slavery, 1833-1861," University of Pennsylvania, 2011
2012 - Co-Winner Crystal R. Sanders
"To Be Free of Fear: Black Women's Fight for Freedom Through the Child Development Group of Mississippi," Northwestern University, 2011
2013 - William Thomas Okie
"'Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia': Culture and Agriculture in the American South," University of Georgia, 2012.