Publication Date

September 1, 2001

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.

Terry Anderson (Texas Univ.) has been appointed the Mary Ball Washington Chair of American History, a Distinguished Fulbright Award, and will be teaching at University College, Dublin, for 2001–02.

Karl Appuhn (Univ. of Oregon) was awarded a Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Rome Prize Fellowship in Post-Classical Humanistic/Modern Italian Studies for 2001-02 by the American Academy in Rome.

Samuel H. Baron (independent scholar) has published Bloody Saturday in the Soviet Union: Novocherkassk, 1962 (Stanford University Press, 2001), a study of a great strike that occasioned a massacre, mass trials, and an effective coverup.

Maurine H. Beasley (Univ.of Maryland) has edited (with Holly C. Shulman and Henry R. Beasley) the Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia (Greenwood Publishing Co., 2000) comprising more than 200 entries by eminent scholars and journalists concerning the career and life of one of the most important women of the 20th century.

Erving E. Beauregard (Univ. of Dayton) has published Notables of Harrison County, Ohio (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000).

Morris Berman (independent scholar) published two books in 2000. Wandering God: A Study in Nomadic Spirituality (SUNY Press) and The Twilight of American Culture (W.W. Norton). Berman teaches part time in the Master of Liberal Arts Program at the Johns Hopkins University.

John M. Gates (Coll. of Wooster) has placed a 12-chapter anthology consisting of original essays and previously published work on his web page. Entitled The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, the anthology can be found at

Arthur Goldschmidt (Penn State, retired) was one of two recipients of the mentoring award offered by the Middle East Studies Association in 2000.

Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid-Marsot (UCLA) was the other recipient of the award.

Harvey J. Graff (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio) was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa by the University of Linkoping in Sweden in May 200l. The honor reflects “Appreciation of scholarly achievements within a field of research of significant importance to society.”

Thomas A. Guglielmo (Univ. of Michigan) received the 2001 Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians for the best-written dissertation in American history. Titled “White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890–1945,” it is a social historical study of whiteness among immigrants who settled in the United States between 1880 and 1920.

Ellen Herman (Univ. of Oregon) has been awarded a Major Research Grant for 200l-03 from the National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Studies Program for a project entitled “Kinship by Design: Adoption Science and Scientific Adoption in Modern America.” She will also be participating in a 2001–02 Mellon Foundation seminar on “Contested Childhood in a Changing Global Order” to be held at the Advanced Study Center, International Institute, University of Michigan.

Charles M. Hubbard (Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum) was
honored by election to the board of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar teaching in the Philippines.

Alexander Keyssar (Duke Univ.) is the author of The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy (Basic Books, HarperCollins, 2000), which has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times book prize. The book explores the many features of the history of the right to vote.

James Lorence (Univ. of Wisconsin-Marathon County) has been awarded the fourth annual Wisconsin Humanities Council Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Humanities for his most recent book, The Suppression of "Salt of the Earth," dealing with American labor history. He was also a member of the Marathon County History Teaching Alliance, which received the AHA’s Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for 1997 for its efforts in promoting collaboration between university professors and secondary school history teachers.

Martin Melosi (Univ. of Houston) received the George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best book on environmental history from the American Society for Environmental History for The Sanitary City: UrbanInfrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present (Johns Hopkins, 2000).

Nina Mjagkij (Ball State Univ.) has published Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations (Garland, 2001). The volume, containing 576 entries, is the first comprehensive reference on the subject.

Charles H. O'Brien (Western Illinois Univ.) has published Mute Witness (Poisoned Pen Press, 200l) an historical mystery novel set in England and France.

Ronn Pineo (Towson Univ.) received a University System of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Teaching. Pineo coordinates Towson University’s Latin American Studies Program.

Emil J. Polak (Queensborough Community Coll.) was given a 2000 Professional Excellence Award and a PSC-CUNY Research Grant for manuscript research in southern France in 2000–01.

Rickie Solinger (independent scholar) has been awarded the third Coordinating Council for Women in History-Prelinger Scholarship Award, which she will use to support research associated with her study of King v. Smith, the first welfare case ever handled by the U.S. Supreme Court. Solinger recently completed a book entitled Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Abortion, Adoption, and Welfare in the United States.

William M. Tuttle Jr. (Univ. of Kansas) has received two awards in recognition of his teaching at the University of Kansas. He was awarded the W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and was named winner of he H.O.P.E. Award (Honor for Outstanding Progressive Education) by the class of 200l.

Dora B. Weiner (UCLA) received an award for the best book in the history of medicine published in France in 1999, for Comprendre et soigner: Philippe Pinel (1745–1826) et la medecine de l'esprit (Paris, Fayard 1999). She was inducted into the Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters of Toulouse in May 2000.

Among the 42 Fellows selected by the National Humanities Center for the academic year 2001–02 are the following AHA members , their affiliations, and their projects:

Thomas A. Brady (Univ. of California at Berkeley), “German Histories in the Age of Reformation.”

Deborah Anne Cohen(American Univ.),“Material Good: The British at Home, 1851–1939.”

John A. Dittmer (De Pauw Univ.), “The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Politics of Health Care in America.”

Jonathan M. Elukin (Trinity Coll.), “Integration, Acculturation, and Survival: Rethinking Relations between Jews and Christians in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.”

David Paul Gilmartin (North Carolina State Univ.), “Blood and Water: Irrigation and Colonialism in the Indus Basin.”

Winston Anthony James (Columbia Univ.), “Claude McKay: From Bolshevism to Black Nationalism, 1923–1948.”

Michael A. Kwass (Univ. of Georgia), “Consumption and the World of Ideas: Consumer Revolution and Changing Conceptions of Society in Pre-Revolutionary France.”

Gunther William Peck (Univ. of Texas-Austin), “White Slavery, American Freedoms: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the United States, 1850–1925.”

Jon F. Sensbach (Univ. of Florida), “Rebecca’s Revival: The Origins of Afro-Christianity in the Atlantic World.”

Patricia Ann Sullivan (W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard Univ.), “Struggle toward Freedom: A History of the NAACP.”

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