The Hines Prize
The 2011 Hines Prize - Winner Announced
The Hines Prize is awarded to the best first book 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.
Dr. Michael D. Thompson, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, was named the 2011 Hines Prize winner for his outstanding book, In Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Life along Charleston's Waterfront, 1783-1861. The work, which examines dockworkers in 18th- and 19th-century Charleston, presents a fascinating and meticulously researched account of the divisions of labor on the waterfront from the end of the Revolutionary War to the beginning of the Civil War. As winner of the Hines Prize, Dr. Thompson receives prize-money of $1000 as well as expedited publication by USC Press in their Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World series.
Previous winners of the Hines Prize are as follows:
- 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 USC Press's series in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World, see http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/claw.html.