Author Archives: David Darlington

Bancroft Prize Winners Announced

Columbia University announced the 2010 winners of the prestigious Bancroft Prize on March 17. The three historians named were Linda Gordon (professor at NYU and AHA member), Woody Holton (Univ. of Richmond), and Margaret D. Jacobs (Univ. of Nebraska). The Bancroft Prize is awarded annually by the trustees of Columbia to the authors of books of exceptional merit in the fields of American history, biography, and diplomacy. The 2010 awards are for books published in 2009.

Bancroft Prize Winner - Dorothea Lange  Bancroft Prize Winner - Abigail Adams  White MOther to a Dark Race

Linda Gordon won for Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, published in hardcover in October 2009 by W.W.

Members’ Books Received—December 2009

As a service to AHA members, we are listing books by members received in the headquarters office in recent months.These postings (see the September and October posts) will only constitute an announcement of their publication and provide short descriptions of the books. These are not reviews. Books for review by the AHR need to be sent to the attention of Moureen Coulter, 914 Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Freedom's TeacherCharron, Katherine Mellen, Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Septima Poinsette Clark’s gift to the civil rights movement was education.

Job Center Preview

Job Center handoutNow that you know how the Job Center works, you may want to know which institutions are going to be there this year. The Job Center Handout (PDF), usually provided on site to job candidates, gives us a good preview of who will be conducting interviews in San Diego. In it you will find another review of how the Job Center works, plus a list of institutions arranged geographically that have registered their searches with the Job Center as of December 16, 2009.

Members’ Books Received at the AHA – October 2009

As a service to AHA members, we are listing books by members received in the headquarters office in recent months. These postings will only constitute an announcement of their publication and provide short descriptions of the books (as described by their publishers). These are not reviews. Books for review by the AHR need to be sent to the attention of Moureen Coulter, 914 Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Confederate Guerrilla: The Civil War Memoir of Joseph BaileyBaker, T. Lindsay, ed. Confederate Guerrilla: The Civil War Memoir of Joseph Bailey (Univ.

Members, What’s New?

The Members column, which is published in Perspectives on History as space permits, is designed to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members. News of recent hires, promotions, publications, fellowships or awards received, and other news of a professional nature are welcomed. Entries will be published in alphabetical order by name. To submit an entry, please send your name (and affiliation, if applicable) and news to David Darlington, Associate Editor, AHA, 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

Members’ Books Recently Received at the AHA

As a service to AHA members, we are initiating a new listing of books by members received in the headquarters office in recent months. These postings will only constitute an announcement of their publication, and provide short descriptions of the books (as described by their publishers). These are not reviews. Books for review by the AHR need to be sent to the attention of Moureen Coulter, 914 Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Vietnam At War by Mark Philip BradleyBradley, Mark Philip, Vietnam at War. (Oxford Univ. Press, May 2009).

Podcasts from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

Gilder Lehrman podcasts, Joyce Appleby, The first generation of AmericansFans of history podcasts should check out the web site of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for a list of podcasts on American history subjects by famous historians. We’ve linked to individual podcasts before at AHA Today (see here and here). Each podcast can be streamed online or downloaded in MP3 format. At the individual podcast pages, you can continue the discussion by providing user feedback on the lectures. Some podcast samples:

In Memoriam: Kenneth M. Stampp

Kenneth M. Stampp, 1912-2009We regret to announce the passing of Kenneth Milton Stampp on Friday, July 10, 2009. Stampp died of a heart ailment in Oakland, California. He was 96.

Stampp was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 12, 1912. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for his bachelor’s (1935), master’s (1937), and PhD (1942) degrees, studying under Charles A. Beard and William Hesseltine, who served as his dissertation advisor. After brief stints at the University of Arkansas and the University of Maryland, he took a position at the University of California at Berkeley, where he spent the bulk of his career.