The Tennessee Historical Society and the Tennessee Historical Commission are pleased to announce that the Tennessee History Book Award for 2022 goes to Title IX, Pat Summitt, and Tennessee Trailblazers: 50 Years, 50 Stories by Mary Ellen Pethel, published by the University of Tennessee Press. The prize includes $2,000 to the winning author.
To Care for the Sick and Bury the Dead: African American Lodges and Cemeteries in Tennessee
Leigh Ann Gardner, Vanderbilt University Press
James K. Polk and His Time: Essays at the Conclusion of the Polk Project
Michael David Cohen, editor, University of Tennessee Press
Following the Drums: African American Fife and Drum Music in Tennessee
John M. Shaw, University Press of Mississippi
The Tennessee Historical Society and the Tennessee Historical Commission invite nominations for the Tennessee History Book Award for excellence in historical writing. This award is given each year at the annual Tennessee Historical Society membership meeting. Honorees receive $2000 and a plaque.
Content and theme should be centered on Tennessee history and the publication imprint must be during the year 2022. A jury panel of qualified experts in the field of Tennessee history will make the award selection.
The following categories are not eligible for this award: children’s books, fiction, poetry, genealogy, or individual volumes in an uncompleted set or series. Authors may nominate themselves.
In a change from previous years, nominators will be asked to initially submit a digital file of materials. Please format as one pdf the title page, an abstract (up to 500 words), and, if available, the bibliography and index. Maximum file size is 1 GB. The pdf can be attached to the nominating form. Finalists, who will be announced in February, will be asked to submit the complete book digitally.