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Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student

2018 Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student Winner:

Keith D. McCall, of Rice University, won the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper, A “Veritable Africa” and the “State of Jackson”: Migration, Region, and the Geography of Race in the Reconstruction South. Daniel Sutherland, SCWH president, presented the award during the welcome of the 2018 SCWH conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

The $500 award is sponsored by the Society of Civil War Historians and is part of the Graduate Student Connection Committee’s mission, “to encourage graduate student participation at the Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting. Professional and social events will enhance networking opportunities and increase the presence of graduate students within the SCWH.”

Previous Winners:

2016: Kathleen Logothetis Thompson, “That the soldier was insane is not established”: Insanity and Suicide in Civil War Pensions.

2014: Patrick Doyle, “‘Replacement Rebels: Confederate Substitution and the Issue of Citizenship”

2012: Evan Rothera, “‘Our South American Cousin’: Domingo F. Sarmiento and the Case for Comparative Reconstructions”