Historian Michael Holt Is Honored In Lincoln Prize Competition For
His "Rise And Fall Of The American Whig Party"
14, 2000 -- Michael F. Holt, chair of the history
department at the University of Virginia, has been named winner
of a $10,000 second prize in the prestigious Lincoln Prize history-book
competition for his recently published study, "The Rise and
Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset
of the Civil War."
massively researched book, published by Oxford University Press,
is a comprehensive history of the Whig party and the American political
setting in the years before the Civil War.
annual Lincoln Prizes, for books on Lincoln and the Civil War, will
be presented in New York on April 18. A $40,000 first prize will
be shared by Allen Guelzo of Eastern College in Pennsylvania for
"Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President" and John Hope Franklin
of Duke University and Loren Schweninger of the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro for "Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation."
jurored prize is administered by the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute
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