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Professors Jacqueline Jones and Tracie Matysik win Hamilton Book Award runner-up prize

Fri, October 30, 2009
Professors Jacqueline Jones and Tracie Matysik win Hamilton Book Award runner-up prize
Jacqueline Jones and Tracie Matysik runner-up recipients of Hamilton Book Prize

Two professors of the Department of History were among the four runner-up prize winners: Jackie Jones for Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War and Tracie Matysik for Reforming the Moral Subject: Ethics and Sexuality in Central Europe, 1890-1930.

The University Co-op honors leading University of Texas authors with the Hamilton Awards, given to five professors annually for books published within the previous year. The awards were established in 1997 in honor of Robert W. Hamilton, past chairperson of the Co-op for 12 years.

The University Co-op is a not-for-profit corporation owned by the students, faculty and staff of the university. Since the year 2000, they have given more than $28 million in gifts and rebates.

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Previous winners from the History Department or cross listed with the department include:

2007 - Dr. Mark Metzler, Department of History
Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan
University of California Press

2006 - Dr. Neil Kamil, Department of History
Fortress of the Soul: Violence, Metaphysics, and Material Life in the Huguenots’ New World, 1517-1751
Johns Hopkins University Press

2005 - Dr. Toyin Falola, Department of History
A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt: An African Memoir
University of Michigan Press

2004 - Dr. Janet M. Davis, Department of American Studies
The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top
The University of North Carolina Press

2001 - Dr. Jonathan Brown, Department of History
Latin America: A Social History of the Colonial Period
Harcourt College Publishers

2000 - Dr. A. P. Martinich, Department of Philosophy *
Hobbes: A Biography
Cambridge University Press

Dr. Wm. Roger Louis, Department of History
The Oxford History of the British Empire: The Twentieth Century
Oxford University Press

1999 - Dr. Kevin Kenny, Department of History
Making Sense of the Molly Maguires
Oxford University Press

1998 - Dr. Neil F. Foley, Department of History *
The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture
University of California Press

1997 - Dr. Judith G. Coffin, Department of History
The Politics of Women's Work: The Paris Garment Trades, 1750-1915
Princeton University Press

* Received the grand prize of $10,000

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