Dr. Lynne M. Getz awarded Barbara “Penny” Kanner Prize

 The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) has awarded Appalachian State University historian Dr. Lynne Getz its Barbara “Penny” Kanner Prize for her book “Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers: A Family Journey through American History” (University Press of Kansas, September 2017). As part of the award, Getz, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of History, will receive a $500 prize.

The prize, according to the WAWH, “honors a book, book chapter, article or electronic media that has been verifiably published or posted in the two years prior to the award year, and which illustrates the use of a specific set of primary sources (diaries, letters, interviews, etc.).”

“Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers: A Family Journey through American History,” in which Appalachian historian Dr. Lynne Getz traces the lives of three generations of the Faunce family though the family’s letter correspondence, is the winner of the Western Association of Women Historians’ Barbara “Penny” Kanner Prize. University Press of Kansas image
Published: Jun 13, 2018 9:43am

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