Call for Applications for the Anne J. Bailey Dissertation Prize

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May 1, 2020
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Military History, African American History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Slavery

The Anne J. Bailey dissertation prize recognizes the best dissertation, defended in the previous calendar year, that takes the US Civil War as its main point of focus.  The prize consists of a $2,000 stipend, generously funded by the McWhiney History Education Group (previously the McWhiney Foundation, which Anne Bailey was affiliated with for many years). Authors of eligible dissertations should submit the following information in a single pdf file via email to Barby Singer ( by May 1, 2020: cover letter with full contact information; title page, abstract, and table of contents; along with a sample chapter. The full dissertation should not be submitted. After reviewing these materials, the prize committee will solicit full dissertations for further consideration.  The author should also make arrangements with their dissertation advisor to send a letter of support to the same address by May 1:  All letters of support should contain the dissertator's name in the email subject line, along with a reference to the Bailey Prize. The prize committee will consist of three SCWH members, appointed by the SCWH Advisory Board, and one representative of State House Press (affiliated with the MHEG) who will be a non-voting member and will participate only in the first round of review. The Bailey Prize winner will be announced some time in Fall 2020.



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