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USC History Students and Alumni Continue to Excel

National Prizes and Awards, 2019-2021

Books Since 2016

  • Kevin Dawson, Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).     
    • Winner of the 2019 Harriet Tubman Prize
  • Tiffany Florvil, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2020).
  • Tiffany Florvil (ed.), Rethinking Black German Studies: Approaches, Interventions, and Histories (New York: Peter Lang, 2018).
  • Bethany Johnson, You’re Doing it Wrong!: Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019).
    • Co-authored with Margaret Quinlan
  • Andrew Kettler, The Smell of Slavery: Olfactory Racism and the Atlantic World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).
  • Evan Kutzler, Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).
  • Evan Kutzler (ed.), Prison Pens: Gender, Memory, and Imprisonment in the Writings of Mollie Scollay and Wash Nelson, 1863-1866 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2019).
    • Co-edited with Timothy Williams
  • Evan Kutzler, Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2016).
  • Tyler Parry, Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
  • David Prior, Between Freedom and Progress: The Lost World of Reconstruction Politics (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019).
  • David Prior (ed.), Reconstruction in a Globalizing World (New York: Fordham University Press, 2018).
  • Rebecca Shrum, In the Looking Glass: Mirrores and Identity in Early America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).
  • Rebecca Shrum, Introduction to Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences (New York: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2017).
    • Co-authored with Cherstin Lyon and Elizabeth Nix
  • Louis Venters, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina’s Bah’i Community (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015).

Since 2016, USC Students and Alumni have published peer-reviewed articles in:

  • Acadiensis
  • American Jewish History
  • American Studies
  • Archival History
  • Atlantic Studies
  • Early American Studies
  • European Journal of American Culture
  • Historical Journal
  • History Workshop Journal
  • Journal of American Culture
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Studies
  • Journal of Civil and Human Rights
  • Journal of Contemporary African Studies
  • Journal of Glass Studies
  • Journal of Global Slavery
  • Journal of Presbyterian History
  • Journal of Southern History
  • Le Marin du Nord
  • Past & Present
  • Patterns of Prejudice
  • Slavery & Abolition
  • Sociales
  • South Carolina Historical Magazine
  • The Public Historian

Since 2016 USC Students and Alumni have published peer-reviewed essays in:

  • Black Perspectives
  • Borealia: A Group Blog on Early Canadian History
  • Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum Blog
  • Contingent Magazine
  • Current Affairs
  • Dissent
  • Fatherly
  • Jacobin
  • Jewish Women, Amplified
  • Kugels and Collards: An Affiliate Blog of Historic Columbia
  • Newport History
  • Scalawag
  • The Activist History Review
  • The Conversation
  • The National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Blog
  • The Professor Is In
  • The Washington Post
  • Vox

Students have Recently Presented at:

  • American Association for the History of Medicine
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • American Historical Association
  • British Association for American Studies
  • Comparative Abolition in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
  • Consortium on the Revolutionary Era
  • Florida Conference of Historians
  • Institute of Humane Studies
  • Labor and Working-Class History Association
  • National Council of Public Historians
  • North American Conference on British Studies
  • Society for the History of Technology
  • South Carolina Historical Association
  • Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies
  • Transformations in Africana Studies
  • Urban History Association

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