UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT- 2021 Summersell Deep South Book Prize

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September 30, 2021
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Slavery, Cultural History / Studies


The Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South and the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama are pleased to communicate that they are receiving nominations for the 2021 Summersell Prize for the best book on the history of the American South.


The author of the prizewinning book will be awarded a $2500 cash prize and be invited to give an address and meet with faculty and students at the University of Alabama in Spring 2022.


Books nominated for the 2021 award must have been published between June 2, 2019 and June 1, 2021. Three copies of each book nominated should be mailed by September 30, 2021 to:


Deep South Book Prize Committee

Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South

205 ten Hoor Hall

Box 870212

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


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Questions or requests for more information may be directed to Prof. John Giggie, Director, Summersell Center for the Study of the South, at jmgiggie@ua.edu; or Prof. Lesley Gordon, Summersell Chair in Southern History, at ljgordon1@ua.edu.