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Jubilee Marshall, now a graduate of Villanova University (BA, 2019), has won the AHA’s Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for best article by an undergraduate. The article, “Race, Death, and Public Health in Early Philadelphia, 1750–1793,” was published in the Spring 2020 issue of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies. It explores racism and public burial practices in Philadelphia and ends with the onset of the Yellow Fever Epidemic. Marshall’s argument—that burial locations served to focus racial contest and to spur the development of black churches—does not appear in existing scholarship. She used an interdisciplinary approach, combining primary text sources with archeological evidence. Jubilee is now a Master’s student in Archives and Public History at New York University, on the Public History track.
Pennsylvania History is the scholarly journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. The article previously had won the PHA’s William A. Pencak Award for best article by an undergraduate. The article is available on JStor or Project Muse, or by membership subscription in the PHA. For more information, contact https://pa-history.org/
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