Anne J. Bailey Dissertation Prize Deadline Extended to May 15

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May 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Military History, Native American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Did you defend your dissertation during the 2019 calendar year?  Or do you know someone who did?  The Society of Civil War Historians has extended the deadline to submit applications for the Anne J. Bailey Dissertation Prize to May 15th.  Apply today!

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 15, 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. Only material – for both the sample chapter and the final manuscript – from the original dissertation should be submitted. The author should also make arrangements with their dissertation advisor to send a letter of support to the same address by May 15:  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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Barby Singer 

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