The Hines Prize is awarded to the best new scholarly publication by a first-time author relating to any aspect of the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World. The prize carries a cash award of $1,000 and preferential consideration by the University of South Carolina Press for the CLAW Program’s book series.
The 2017 Hines Prize – Winner Announced
The College of Charleston’s Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) program’s biennial Hines Prize has been awarded to Michael Schoeppner for his manuscript entitled Regulating Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America. Schoeppner’s work is the first to examine the role of the Negro Seaman Acts in the Atlantic World. It highlights the pivotal role that African-Americans, especially maritime workers, played in the development of federal citizenship rights.
The prize, endowed by former College of Charleston Dean Samuel Hines, is awarded every other year for the best first manuscript on a topic relating to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or Atlantic World.
Previous winners of the Hines Prize:
- (2015) Huw T. David, The Atlantic at Work: Britain and South Carolina’s Trading Networks, c. 1730 to 1790
- (2013) Dr. Tristan Stubbs, The Plantation Overseers of Eighteenth-Century Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia
- (2011) Dr. Michael D. Thompson, In Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Life along Charleston’s Waterfront, 1783-1861
- (2009) Barry Stiefel, Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World: A Social and Architectural History
- (2007) T.J. Desch-Obi, Fighting for Honor: The History of African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World
- (2005) Nicholas Michael Butler, Votaries of Apollo: The St. Cecilia Society and the Patronage of Concert Music in Charleston, South Carolina, 1766-1820
- (2003) Bradford Wood, This Remote Part of the World: Regional Formation in Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina, 1725-1775
For a full listing of the books in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World USC Press Series, see http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/claw.html.