The Southern Historical Association has announced Assistant Professor Caitlin Rosenthal as the 2019 winner of the Francis B. Simkins Award, for Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management (Harvard University Press, 2018).
According to the SHA's press release:
In recommending Rosenthal for the Simkins Award, the prize committee complimented Accounting for Slavery for offering fresh new perspectives on both the history of antebellum business practices and the lived experiences of both slave masters and the enslaved. “Beautifully written and cogently argued,” the committee concludes, “Accounting for Slavery is an unusually polished piece of historical scholarship with wide-ranging implications. Rosenthal's achievement is significant and her book is a worthy recipient of the Simkins Award.”
Click here to read the full press release. A big contratulations to Caitlin for this achievement!