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For Immediate Release

Contact: JD Wilson

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Tel.: 205-348-1566


Tuscaloosa, Alabama - March 19, 2014 - The University of Alabama Press (UAP) is pleased to announce Susan M. Abram as the recipient of the 2013 Anne B. & James B. McMillan Prize for her forthcoming book tentatively titled The Forging of a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War: From its Creation to its Betrayal


The UAP Faculty Editorial Board has awarded the Anne B. & James B. McMillan Prize annually since 1995 to the manuscript chosen as Most Deserving in Alabama or Southern History or Culture. The prize includes a cash award and full publication of the work. "Susan Abram's study of the Cherokee-American alliance in the Creek War exemplifies and continues the tradition of superlative scholarship the McMillan Award was established to honor. As Alabama approaches the bicentennial of its statehood, Abram's work sheds new light on the pivotal events that shaped the territory's path to statehood and the shared history and relationships between Alabama's diverse populations," said UAP Director Curtis Clark.


Susan M. Abram received her Ph.D. from Auburn University in 2009 where she majored in Early American History with minor fields in Modern World History (colonization/decolonization) and Modern American History.  Her breadth field is in Anthropology. She currently teaches at Western Carolina University.


The McMillan prize was established to honor James B. McMillan, founding director of the University of Alabama Press, former chairman of the university's English department, and a renowned dialectologist. It has recognized books on such diverse topics as Southern Baptists, civil rights, religion, Alabama politics, southern missionaries, and southeastern archaeology. The University of Alabama Press Faculty Editorial Board, which consists of scholars from all Alabama public universities that award a doctoral degree, confers the endowed prize on the basis of scholarly excellence. 



2012 -- Glenn Feldman, Irony of the Solid South: Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944

2011 -- Andrew Henry Stern, Southern Cross, Southern Crufix: Protestant-Catholic Relations in the Old South

2010 --  Frances Osborn Robb, Shot in Alabama

2009 -- Vernon Knight, Mound Excavations at Moundville

2008 -- Robert Hunt, The Good Men Who Won the War: Army of the Cumberland Veterans and Emancipation Memory

2007 -- (No prize awarded)

2006 -- George B. Ellenberg, Mule South to Tractor South: Mules, Machines, and the Transformation of the Cotton South

2005 -- Gregory A. Waselkov, Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814

2004 -- Joey Brackner, Alabama Folk Pottery

2003 -- Wayne Flynt, Alabama in the Twentieth Century

2003 -- (Honorable Mention) S. Scott Rohrer, Hope's Promise: Religion and Acculturation in the Southern Backcountry

2002 -- David Nelson Duke, In the Trenches with Jesus and Marx

2001 - J. Mills Thornton III, Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma

2000 - Mark Newman, Getting Right with God: Southern Baptists and Desegregation, 1945-1995

1999 - Sarah W. Wiggins, From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860-1960: An Anthology from The Alabama Review

1998 - Andrew Manis, A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverent Fred Shuttlesworth

1997 - Wayne Flynt, Alabama Baptists: Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie

1996 - Samuel L. Webb, Two-Party Politics in the One-Party South: Alabama's Hill Country, 1874-1920

1995 - Wayne Flynt, Taking Christianity to China: Alabama Missionaries in the Middle Kingdom, 1850-1950

1994 - Edwin A. Lyon, A New Deal in Southeastern Archaeology





The University of Alabama Press is a proud member of the Association of American University Presses. The Press currently publishes 70-75 new titles a year and has over 1,800 titles in print; it is a founding member of the University Press Content Consortium and is at the cutting edge of digital publishing. The Press is the publishing arm of the University of Alabama.


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