Publication Date

April 1, 2002

Perspectives Section


Editor's Note: The purpose of this column, which is published in Perspectives as space permits, is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members. Submissions are welcome; entries will be published in alphabetical order. To submit an entry, write to Cecelia J. Dadian, Senior Editor, AHA, 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

Ira Berlin (Univ. of Maryland), delivered the 40th annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture (sponsored by the Civil War Institute of Gettysburg College and the Univ. of Maryland History Department) on November 19, 2001, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The lecture was entitled “American Slavery in History and Memory.”

Alice Freifeld (Univ. of Florida) was given the 2000/2001 book award from the American Association for the study of Hungarian history for her book, Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848–1914. (Published by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins Univ. in 2000).

Beatrix Hoffman (Northern Illinois Univ.) has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her project, “A History of the Right to Health Care in the United States.”

Gerald Garth Johnson (independent scholar) has recently published two Puritan era books, The Biography and Genealogy of Captain John Johnson from Roxbury, Massachusetts (1630–1659) andPuritan Children in Exile, both with Heritage Books, Inc.His third Puritan Book,Wars, Widows, Weddings, and Wardship, will be a comparative study of stepchildren and stepparenting of Puritan New England (1630–1746) emigrants and Native Americans and the practices and problems of today’s custodyand stepparenting.

Yukiko Koshiro (Williams Coll.) received the 2001 Masayoshi Ohira International Memorial Prize for her book, Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan (Columbia Univ. Press, 1999).

William W. Love (Univ. of Texas, San Antonio) has been awarded a research scholarship from the history department for a project entitled “An Economic and Sociocultural Perspective of Eighteenth-Century San Antonio de Bexar: Changing Technology and Wheat Consumption.”

Martin V. Melosi (Univ. of Houston) has won the Abel Wolman Prize for 2001, awarded by the Public Works Historical Society, for his book, The Sanitary City: Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2000). For this book he has also received an Urban History Association Prize for the best book in North American urban history for 200l.

John N. Morello (DeVry Institute of Technology) has recently published a book, Selling the President, 1920: Albert D. Lasker, Advertising, and the Election of Warren G. Harding (Praeger Publishers, 2001).

Alexandra M. Nickliss (City Coll. of San Francisco) has written an article titled “Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s Gospel of Wealth, 1883–1901” that will be published in the Pacific Historical Review.

Patrick D. Reagan (Tennessee Technological Univ.)has publishedHistory and the Internet: A Guide (McGraw Hill, 2002), which is designed to be a compendium of useful information for students as well as teachers.

Jonathan Rose (Drew Univ.) has won the Longman-History Today Prize for his book, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (Yale Univ. Press). The book was also shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Award, and was named one of the best books of 2001 by theEconomist magazine.

Jeffrey K. Stine (Smithsonian Institution) has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Public Works Historical Society.

Richard Steven Street (independent scholar) has received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for the academic year 200l–02 for a project “Shooting Farm Workers: Photographers, Photography, and the Farm Worker Experience in California, 1850–2000.” He also received a grant from the California Humanities Council to hang an exhibition of 25 years of his black and white and color photography of California farm workers and to deliver a series of lectures on aesthetics and representation in its Thatcher Gallery, August 7 to October 15.

Sam Wineburg (Univ. of Washington) has been awarded the Frederic W. Ness Book Award for the “most significant contribution to the understanding and improvement of liberal education” of the Association of American Colleges and Universities for Historical Thinking and other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Temple Univ. Press 2001).

AHA Members Receive Lincoln Prize Honors

The 2002 Lincoln Prize has been awarded to AHA member David Blight (Amherst Coll.) for his book, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Harvard University Press, 2001). He will receive a cash prize of $50,000 and a bronze bust of Lincoln. Honorable mentions went to AHA members Alice Fahs (Univ. of California at Irvine) for her book, The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865 (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2001), and to Kenneth J. Winkle (Univ. of Nebraska) for his book, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (Taylor, 2001). The Lincoln Prize is awarded annually by the Lincoln Institute at Gettysburg College.

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