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Clio's Kudos highlights personal and professional achievements of OAH members (e.g, degrees, academic appointments, awards and prizes, research and publication, retirements, etc.) Please submit your announcement using this form.

Freeberg recieves 2010 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

Ernest Freeberg has been selected the 2010 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award recipient for his book, Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent. The biographical study provides an framework for understanding how Eugene Debs legitimized dissent as an ethical stance supported by the First Amendment.

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Posted: April 30, 2010
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Howe elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

OAH Distinguished Lecturer Daniel Walker Howe has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. He has taught at Yale, UCLA, and Oxford, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
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Arista awarded Allan Nevins Prize

Noelani Arista has been awarded the Allan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation on an American subject. Her Brandeis University dissertation, “Histories of Unequal Measure: Euro-American Encounters with Hawaiian Governance and Law 1793–1827,” addresses questions of law and jurisdiction in early nineteenth-century Hawaii. Arista is currently an assistant professor of American and Hawaiian history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Posted: April 15, 2010
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LeCain receives George Perkins Marsh Prize

Timothy J. LeCain, associate professor in Montana State University’s Department of History and Philosophy, recently received the George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best new book in environmental history. His Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet tells the history of two open-pit copper mines: the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana, and the Bingham Pit in Utah.

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Posted: April 2, 2010
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Carnevale receives NEH Fellowship

Nancy Carnevale has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. She will spend the 2010–2011 academic year researching a comparative study of African American and Italian American relations in urban and suburban New Jersey from the early 1900s through the 1960s.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
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Sanchez receives award

George J. Sanchez has received the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Research in Higher Education Award, presented by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. The award honors individuals who, through their expertise, energy, productivity, and contributions, have improved the conditions of Latinos pursuing a college degree or a career in higher education.

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Posted: March 2, 2010
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Pfister wins Author’s award

The Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion: The Storied History of a New Jersey Home (Charleston , 2009), by Jude M. Pfister, has won the Eastern National Board of Directors’ 2009 Author’s Award. Pfister is chief of cultural resources at the Morristown, New Jersey, National Historic Park and is currently working on another publication for the History Press that focuses on the Ford family of Morristown.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
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Formwalt receives new appointment

Lee W. Formwalt was appointed executive director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute in Albany, Georgia, in December 2009.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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Scroop’s essay published

Daniel Scroop’s essay “The Anti–Chain Store Movement and the Politics of Consumption,” published in American Quarterly in December 2008, has won two prizes: the American Studies Association’s Constance P. Rourke prize of the for the best essay published in the American Quarterly in any given year and the Arthur Miller prize from the British Association of American Studies for the best essay on an American studies topic by a British citizen or non–British citizen based in the United Kingdom.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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John Fea wins award: book honored

John Fea’s The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (Philadelphia, 2008) was recently chosen as the best scholarly non–fiction book of 2008 by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and was chosen as an honor book for 2009 by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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Balleisen and Moss edit collection of essays

Edward Balleisen of Duke University and David Moss of Harvard Business School recently co–edited an interdisciplinary volume, Government and Markets: Toward a New Theory of Regulation (Cambridge, Eng., 2009). The collection of essays by historians, political scientists, sociologists, economists, and legal scholars explores the latest research on regulatory policy, and it charts an ambitious intellectual agenda for the study of political economy and relations between business and the state.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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Schneider wins book award

Eric Schneider’s book, Smack: Heroin and the American City (Philadelphia, 2008) won the Kenneth B. Jackson Award, given by the Urban History Association for the best book in North American urban history for 2008.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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Gauger elected to Phi Beta Kappa Senate

At the October 2009 Phi Beta Kappa honor society’s triennial council in Austin, Texas, Michael Gauger was elected to a six–year term in the Phi Beta Kappa Senate, representing the north central district.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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Loveland presents at Yale

Anne C. Loveland, the T. H. Williams Professor Emerita at Louisiana State University, presented “Military Chaplains in Cultural Transition, 1946 to the Present” at “Faith and Arms in a Democratic Society: A Working Conference on Religion in the Military,” held on November 13–14, 2009, at Yale University.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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Diner receives book award

Hasia Diner’s book, We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945–1962 (New York, 2009), received the National Jewish Book Award in the category of American Jewish studies. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish history and the director of the Goldstein–Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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Segal Wins Book Award

Howard Segal, a professor of history at University of Maine, received the 2009 book award from the Henry Ford Heritage Association for his Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford’s Village Industries. The book describes Henry Ford's life and enterprises.

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Posted: January 1, 2010
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