All of us at UMass Press would like to congratulate authors Andrea Burns and Susan Reynolds Williams on their respective awards from the National Council of Public History (NCPH), as announced last month.
From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement by Andrea Burns is the winner of the 2015 National Council of Public History Book Award. The NCPH Book Award recognizes outstanding scholarship that addresses the theory and/or practice of or is the product of public history work. Published by UMass Press in October 2013, this book focuses on the founding of four groundbreaking museums: the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago (1961); the International Afro-American Museum in Detroit (1965); the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C. (1967); and the African American Museum of Philadelphia (1976). Burns focuses on the ties of these museums to the Black Power Movement and the efforts to bring African American history and culture into the museum environment. For more information about this title, click here.
Alice Morse Earle and the Domestic History of Early America by Susan Reynolds Williams was recognized with an honorable mention. Published by UMass Press in January 2013, this biography of Alice Morse Earle, a prolific and influential Progressive Era scholar of American history, provides us with new insights into Earle’s process and her significance to popular history. For more information about Alice Morse Earle, check out our website.
You can celebrate with UMass Press at NCPH Annual Meeting Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from April 15 –18.