2018 NJSAA Author Awards

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Annually, the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance ( www.njsaa.org ) accepts nominations for materials published in the field of New Jersey studies for its Author Awards.  The awards are meant to recognize works that reflect a new understanding of New Jersey's history and culture, demonstrate evidence of original research in the application of New Jersey resources and/or reveal new insights into a topic.

We are pleased to announce the winning authors and publications for 2018:

Non-fiction scholarly category:

Adams, Betty Livingston. Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb, New York, NY: NYU Press, 2016

Non-fiction popular category:

Watterson, Kathryn. I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2017

Reference category:

Felcone, Joe. The Printed Assembly Minutes & Laws of New Jersey 1703-1732: A Bibliographical Study, Princeton, NJ: Felcone, 2016

Kathryn Watterson and Betty Livingston Adams  will be present at a  discussion to be held in the Pane Room of Alexander Library at Rutgers University (169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ) on Thursday, December 6th at 4:00 p.m. (preceded at 3:00 p.m. by a business meeting of the NJSAA).  Please join us in hearing about their award-winning works and also to congratulate the authors.

Much appreciation goes to all of our nominees for their efforts in spreading the word about the unique and important history within our state.  Without their efforts, word about New Jersey’s importance in American history is not told.


NJSAA Author Awards Committee

Ben Beede

Larry Kidder
Laura Poll
Richard Veit
Deborah Mercer, Chair