Publication Date

May 1, 1997

Ira Berlin (Univ. of Maryland at College Park) received the award given annually by the Daughters of Colonial Wars for the best article published in the William and Mary Quarterly for “From Creole to African: Atlantic Creoles and the Origins of African American Society in Mainland North America,” which appeared in the April 1996 issue.

Penny S. Gold (Knox College) has been awarded an NEH fellowship for 1997-98. She will be spending the year as a senior fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, working on a book entitled “Making the Bible Modern: Children’s Bibles and jewish Educational Strategies in Twentieth-Century America.”

Laurie Beth Green (Univ. of Chicago) was awarded a 1997 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant in Women’s Studies for her dissertation with the proposed title “Battling the Plantation Mentality: Black Women, Historical Memory, and the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, 1936-1968.”

John Hanna, Jr. (New York State Archives) has been elected chair of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. Mr. Hanna’s undergraduate major at Princeton was the history of the Middle Ages. He earned a law degree at Harvard and practiced law in New York City and Boston. Mr. Hanna is coeditor of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Handbook and Environmental Law.

H. Haywood Hunt (Shukutoku Univ. Mizuhodai campus, Saitama, Japan) has published An Annotated Summary of American History and Culture: From Kennedy to Clinton (1960-1995) and An Annotated Summary of American History and Culture: From Columbus to Clinton (Gakushoto, Tokyo), teaching tools he has designed for Japanese students and general readers of history.

Max Page (Georgia State Univ.) received the 1996 Urban History Association Prize for the best dissertation completed during 1995, entitled “The Creative Destruction of New York City: Landscape, Memory, and the Politics of Place, 1900-1930” (Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1995).

Richard Pella (Univ. of Texas at Austin) has been chosen to hold the 50th Anniversary Fulbright Chair in Germany for the academic year 1997-98. He will be teaching courses in 20th-century American cultural history at Bonn University and the University of Cologne. His new book, Not Like Us: How Europeans Have Loved, Hated, and Transformed American Culture since World War II, was published by Basic Books in April 1997.

Harold L. Platt (Loyola Univ. at Chicago) is a corecipient of the 1996 Urban History Association’s award for the best article in urban history published during 1995 for “Invisible Gases: Smoke, Gender, and the Redefinition of Environmental Policy in Chicago, 1900-1920” in Planning Perspectives 10 (1995): 67-97.

Jenny Hale Pulsipher (Brandeis Univ. doctoral candidate) received the 1996 Richard L. Morton award of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture for a distinguished article by a graduate student in the William and Mary Quarterly.

Philip Scranton (Rutgers Univ. at Camden), AHA’s representative to the Consortium of Social Science Associations and director of the historical research center at the Hagley Museum and Library, has been appointed to the Krantzberg Professorship in the history of technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His most recent book is Endless Novelty Specialty Production and American Industrialization (Princeton Univ. Press).

Thomas J. Sugrue (Univ. of Pennsylvania) is a corecipient of the 1996 Urban History Association award for the best article in urban history published during 1995 for “Crabgrass-Roots Politics: Race, Rights, and the Reaction against Liberalism in the Urban North, 1940-1964,” in Journal of American History 82 (1995): 551-78.

Larissa Taylor (Colby Coll.) received the john Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America for a first book in medieval studies for Soldiers of Christ: Preaching in Late Medieval and Reformation France (Oxford Univ. Press, 1992). She has been awarded a 1997 fellowship to study at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel, Germany.

John Woronoff (independent scholar) has recently published updated versions of two books: The Japanese Economic Crisis and Japan As—Anything But—Number One. A new book, The Japanese Social Crisis, will appear in 1997. All three books are available at St. Martin’s Press in the United States and Macmillan Press elsewhere.

The New York State Archives and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust have awarded grants to the following AHA members to use records in the state archives in pursuing research related to New York state history, government public policy:

Rachel J. Devlin (Yale Univ. doctoral candidate) for “Their Fathers’ Daughters: Female Adolescence and the Problem of Sexual Authority in America, 1945-1965.”

Mark R. Essig (Cornell Univ. doctoral candidate) for “‘The jury Yawns and Wonders What It All Means’: Forensic Medicine, Expert Testimony, and the Problem of Explaining Science to Nonscientists.”

Tami J. Friedman (Columbia Univ. doctoral candidate) for “Communities in Competition: Capital Migration and Plant Relocation in the U.S. Carpet Industry, 1935-1975.”

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