Friday, February 27, 2015

Here are the contributors to the hardback of 2015 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

What fun for an old Melvillean aka boy historian to be included in this volume!


Annual Volume 2015

53 essays, 36 writers, 400+ pages, 9″ x 6″
(ISBN: 9781594162282; Westholme Publishing; May 2015; $35.00 U.S.; Jacketed Hardcover; History)
This collector’s hardcover edition publishes in late May 2015 and is available for pre-ordering now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, IndieBound and other fine bookstores worldwide. This volume is the first book of the Journal of the American Revolution-Westholme Publishing partnership and, unlike the first print edition in 2013, this is a more traditional book in size and design. It features a comprehensive index and essays by Bob Ruppert, Mary Nesnay, Jerome Palliser, J. L. Bell, John L. Smith, Jr., Dave Malinsky, Elizabeth M. Covart, Ray Raphael, Hershel Parker, Derek W. Beck, William M. Welsch, Norman Fuss, Michael Barbieri, Hugh T. Harrington, Thomas Verenna, Todd Andrlik, Jimmy Dick, Don N. Hagist, Gary Shattuck, Joshua Shepherd, Gene Procknow, John A. Nagy, Todd W. Braisted, Jackson Kuhl, Kim Burdick, Nancy K. Loane, Jim Piecuch, Wayne Lynch, Benjamin Huggins, Christian M. McBurney, Daniel Murphy, Michael Cecere, Jack Kelly, Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Mary V. Thompson and Joseph Manca.
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our first volume (2013-14), now available on Amazon.

Hardback for selected pieces from the webzine JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

I am delighted to have 2 pieces in the 3 dozen essays chosen from the webzine to be bound together in an old-fashioned book! One is the essay on what is commonly known as the "Tryon Resolves" and the other is "Fanning Outfoxes Marion." What fun! The first one began from seeing how many of my uncles and cousins were signers of the "Association"--when signing meaning that they put their fortunes and lives on the line.

Journal of the American Revolution: Annual Volume 2015 is available for pre-ordering!

annualvol2015cover2The articles have been selected, the cover has been designed and the book is now in the copyediting phase. This collector’s hardcover edition publishes in late May 2015 and is available for pre-ordering now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, IndieBound and other fine bookstores worldwide. While the Journal of the American Revolution is published on the web, affording broad access and a measure of interactivity with readers, there is a permanence and prominence to a printed volume that the web cannot match. We’re advancing the study of history, after all, so there’s something to be said about producing a tangible, archivable object that blends modern research and perspectives with traditional presentation. What you’ll find in the 2015 volume is sure to delight and, most important, offer new perspectives on many aspects of the people, politics, events, and engagements of the American Revolution. Many thanks to our publisher Westholme Publishing for being such a great partner on this project! We’re thrilled with the book and know our readers will be, too!

1962--when they paid you to go to graduate school--$3,990! Riches running wild!

I was blurry from looking up Cousin Milton W. Sims. 
$3.990 was as promised "complete financial independence" for a year.
This is 21 September 1962. You never know what's out there on the Internet, even from before 2000. 
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation did not announce they were giving the awards until the end of the semester then required that the applicants have completed their language requirements and their qualifying exams within 3 years of starting their Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in 1959. No working toward the goal of a Dissertation Fellowship! If you had scooted along, you were eligible to apply.