Congratulations to Michele Wehrwein Albion, author of The Quotable Henry Ford and winner of the 2013 Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award! The award is given to those who exemplify the HFHA mission statement: “To foster interest in the life and accomplishments of Henry Ford, and to preserve and interpret the landmarks associated with his life.” Albion was presented with the award on Henry Ford’s 150th birthday.
Brilliant businessman, successful entrepreneur, pioneer of the low-price, mass-produced motor vehicle, and profoundly important to twentieth-century American life, Henry Ford was also a character of little-known but surprising contradictions. The Quotable Henry Ford is an uncompromising presentation of the automaker’s own voice on a wide range of topics.
We are pleased to announce that David Sheinin’s Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War is the winner of this year’s Arthur P. Whitaker Prize, awarded by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies. MACLAS promotes interdisciplinary high quality teaching and cutting edge research in the field of Latin American Studies. The Whitaker prize is given to the best book published by a MACLAS member during the previous two years.
The Whitaker Prize Committee praises Sheinin’s “creative use of a wide variety of sources and themes,” and says, “Like the best books in our field do, Consent of the Damned offers specific insights on a time and place (the Dirty War and its aftermath in Argentina) but also speaks to broader questions, in this case, the persistent challenges to establishing and maintaining an authentic and truly effective global human rights regime.”
Consent of the Damned will be available in paperback this October.
Karen Cox’s Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History is the winner of the 2013 Allen G. Noble Book Award, given by the Pioneer America Society. The PAS encourages the study of North American material culture, and the Noble award is granted to the best-edited book in the field published within two years of the award.
The essays in Destination Dixie explore heritage tourist sites in the South, from battlefields to birthplaces. This book reveals that heritage tourism in the South is about more than just marketing destinations and filling hotel rooms; it cuts to the heart of how southerners seek to shape their identity and image for a broader touring public–now often made up of northerners and southerners alike. The book is also newly available in paperback.
Congratulations to Karen Cox and the contributors to Destination Dixie!