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The King V. Hostick Award Competition 

 

The King V. Hostick Award Competition for 2011—2012

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Illinois State Historical Society invite applications for the 2011—2012 King V. Hostick Award.  The award was established by the late manuscript dealer King V. Hostick to provide financial assistance to graduate students in history or library science who are writing dissertations dealing with Illinois.  Stipends are individually determined up to $3,000.  Preference may be given to research conducted at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (formerly the Illinois State Historical Library).  All applications must be received by March 11, 2012 either by United States mail or as an electronic file.  Award decisions will be made by June, 2012 and awards distributed by July, 2012.

For further information contact Bryon Andreasen, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1310, (217) 557-8336, FAX (217) 558-1574 or email Bryon Andreasen.

Guidelines Governing Applicants of King V. Hostick Award

  1. The applicant must be enrolled in a recognized graduate history or library science degree program in an accredited institution.  Applications from other disciplines will be considered at the discretion of the award committee.
  2. The subject of the dissertation must be directly related to Illinois history and must be approved by the graduate committee of the institution.
  3. The applicant must provide the King V. Hostick Award Committee with:  a certified academic transcript of graduate work; a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation director which also certifies that the applicant has been advanced in candidacy; a current vita; a four-to-six page description of the research topic, including methodology, where it stands in the historiography, a bibliography, and sources to be consulted during the award period; and two additional letters of recommendation from faculty members of the applicant’s committee who are familiar with the applicant’s work.
  4. Stipends are individually determined based upon the applicant’s research needs.  A detailed budget proposal listing travel, lodging, photocopying, and specific collections to be examined at institutions during travel should be submitted.  If electronic equipment is requested, it must be itemized.
  5. The applicant agrees to deposit a copy of the completed dissertation in the collections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.  Should the dissertation be published as a book, the applicant agrees to deposit a copy of the published book in the collections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Previous Recipients:

1996-1997

Bryon Andreasen, “‘As Good A Right to Pray’: Protestant Democrats on the Northern Civil War Home Front,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Robert W. Johannsen

*Dissertation on file

Mara Dodge, “The Social Construction of Female Criminality: A History of Women’s Imprisonment in Illinois, 1860-1970,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisors: Margaret Strobel and Leo Schelbert

*Dissertation on file

Suzanne Cooper Guasco, “‘On the Alter of His Principles’: Edward Coles and the Crucible of Slavery,” The College of William and Mary.

Advisor: Chandos Michael Brown

Caroline Waldron Merithew, “ Prairie Immigrants: Class Formation, Racial Consciousness, and American Identity in the Illinois River Valley Coal Towns, 1894-1924,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: James R. Barrett

*Dissertation on file

Rowena Olegario, “Credit and Society in Nineteenth-Century America,” Harvard University.

Advisor: Stephan Thernstrom

Graham Peck, “The Social and Cultural Origins of Sectional Politics: Illinois from Statehood to Civil War,” Northwestern University.

Advisor: James Oakes

*Dissertation on file

Andrew C. Rieser, “Origins of the Liberal Creed: Public Culture and Private Desire at Chautauqua, 1874-1919,” University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Advisor: Paul S. Boyer

Amada I. Seligman, “Scaling Ghetto Walls: Race and Community on Chicago’s West Side, 1940-1970,” Northwestern University.

Advisor: Henry C. Binford

*Dissertation on file

1997-1998

Michael J. Bennett, “Bluecoats Afloat: The Common Union Soldier of the American Civil War,” St. Louis University.

Advisor: Mark E. Neely, Jr.

Wallace Best, “‘Passionately Human, No Less Divine’: Racial Ideology and Religious Culture in the Black Churches of Chicago, 1915-1955,” Northwestern University.

Advisor: Nancy MacLean

Tracey A. Deutsch, “The Politics of Mass Consumption: Gender, Retailing, and the State, 1920-1946,” University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Advisor: Coleen Dunlavy

Rosemary Holz, “The Birth Control Clinic: Women, Planned Parenthood, and the Birth Control Manufacturing Industry, Illinois, 1930-1975,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Leslie Reagan

*Dissertation on file

Lynnea Magnuson, “A Gendered Reading of Manifest Destiny,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Sonja Michel

Doris Malkmus, “Coeducation, Social Reconfiguration and the Settlement of Illinois,” University of Iowa.

Advisor: Kenneth Cmiel

Wendy Plotkin, “Deeds of Mistrust: Race, Housing, and Restrictive Covenants in Chicago, 1900-1950,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Perry R. Duis

Mark Santow, “Saul Alinsky and the Crisis on American Democracy,” University of Pennsylvania.

Advisor: Michael Katz

Andrew B. Smith, “Reels of Blood and Thunder: A History of the Chicago Western,” University of California at Los Angeles.

Advisor: Thomas S. Hines

Randi Jill Storch, “Shades of Red: The Communist Party and Chicago’s Workers, 1928-1939,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: James R. Barrett

*Dissertation on file

1998-1999

Brian S. Deason, “Eye of the Storm: A Political Biography of Senate Majority Leader Scott W. Lucas,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Advisor: Howard W. Allen

Dawn Rae Flood, “ Hard to Prove: Victims in Chicago Rape Trials, 1926-1966,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Leslie J. Reagan

*Dissertation on file

D. Bradford Hunt, “What Went Wrong with Public Housing? Federal Policymaking and Local Implementation in Chicago, 1934-1980,” University of California at Berkeley.

Advisor: Richard Abrams

Michael D. Jacobs, “Catholic Response to the Ku Klux Klan Incursion into the Midwest, 1921-1928,” Marquette University.

Advisor: Steven Avella

Charles Lumpkins, “The History of African Americans in East St. Louis, Illinois circa 1914-1945,” Pennsylvania State University.

Advisor: Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

John F. Lyons, “The Chicago Teachers Union and the Schools, 1937-1980,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Eric Arnesen

Lisa Gail Materson, “African American Women’s Involvement in Electoral Politics, 1913-1936,” University of California at Los Angeles.

Advisor: Ellen DuBois

Chandra M. Miller, “Motivations and Attitudes of Union and Confederate Soldiers in the Civil War,” Harvard University.

Advisor: William E. Gienapp

Stephen J. Provasnik, “The Quest for Perfection: The Making of the School and the State, 1870-1920,” University of Chicago.

Advisor: Carl F. Kaestle

*Dissertation on file

Mark R. Wilson, “The Business of Civil War and the Transformation of Political Economy: The Midwest and the Union, 1848-1877,” University of Chicago.

Advisor: Kathleen Neils Conzen

1999-2000

Mark A. Cyr, “‘The Valley of Shadows’: Religion, Law and Politics in Antebellum Illinois,” Washington University.

Advisor: Iver Bernstein

Andrew J. Diamond, “Hoodlums, Rebels, and Vice Lords: Youth Gangs and the Politics of Race in Chicago, 1919-1973,” University of Michigan.

Advisor: Terrance J. McDonald

Elizabeth Green, “Unraveling a Pastime: Needlework and Needlework Literature, 1870-1910,” Northern Illinois University.

Advisor: Barbara M. Posadas

*Dissertation on file

Elisa Miller, “Education for What? Home Economics, Woman, and American Higher Education, 1890-1935,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Sonya Michel

Timothy B. Neary, “Crossing Parochial Boundaries: African-Americans and Interracial Catholic Social Action in Chicago, 1919-1954,” Loyola University of Chicago.

Advisor: Timothy J. Gilfoyle

Oleta Prinsloo, “The Case of ‘the Dyed-in-the-Wool Abolitionists’ in Marion County, Missouri in the early 1840s: An Examination of a Slaveholding Community’s Response to Radical Abolitionism,” University of Missouri-Columbia.

Advisor: Susan Flader

Nicole Ranganath, “Wedding Women to Tradition: Marriage in the South Asian Diaspora 1965-1990,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Leslie J. Reagan

2000-2001

Rachael Bohlmann, “Drunken Husbands, Drunken State: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s Remaking of American Families and Public Communities in Chicago, 1874-1933,” University of Iowa.

Advisor: Linda K. Kerber

Jeffrey A. Brune, “Agrarian Vestiges: Rural Migrants and the Rise of Chicago, 1871-1929,” University of Washington.

Advisor: Richard S. Kirkendall

Jonathan S. Coit, “The Discourse of Racial Violence: Race, Gender, Politics and Crime in Chicago, 1914-1923,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Kathryn J. Oberdeck

Sean Harris, “From Moral Healing to Mental Hygiene: The Commitment, Institutionalization, and Aftercare of the Mentally Ill in Illinois from 1870-1930,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Leo Schelbert

Daniel J. Lerner, “Visions of a Sporting City: ‘Shadowball’ and Black Chicago, 1890-1955,” Michigan State University.

Advisor: Maureen Flanagan

Alan G. Shackford, “The American Bottom, Crossroads of Early America,” Indiana University.

Advisor: R. David Edmunds

Peter J. Ufland, “The Politics of Race in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, 1864-1890,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Michael Perman

2001-2002

Pamela L. Baker, “The National Road and the Promise of Improvement, 1802-1841,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Daniel Scott Smith

Susan Roth Breitzer, Class, Ethnicity, and Community: The Jewish Labor Movement of Chicago, 1886-1928,” University of Iowa.

Advisor: Shelton Stromquist

Lionel Kimble, Jr., “Combating the City of Neighborhoods: Employment, Housing, and Civil Rights in Chicago, 1940-1955,” University of Iowa.

Advisor: Robert F. Jefferson

Matthew R. Lindaman, “Heimat in the Heartland: A Trans-Atlantic German Migration,” University of Kansas.

Advisor: Carl Strikwerda

Russell McClintock, “Response to Secession: Northern Political Culture and the Crisis of the Union, 1860-1861,” Clark University.

Advisor: Drew McCoy

Paula J. Anders McNally, “Moral Education in One-Room Schools: Macoupin County as a Case Study, 1906-1940,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Advisor: Kay J. Carr

*Dissertation on file

Robert M. Owens, “Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer: William Henry Harrison, the Hoosiers, and the Primacy of Indian Policy in the Early Republic,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Daniel Littlefield

*Dissertation on file

Jennifer L. Weber, “The Civil War and Northern Society,” Princeton University.

Advisor: James M. McPherson

2002-2003

Sarah Boyle, “‘Creating a Union of the Union’: The Place of Regionalism in the Development of the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1880-1900,” State University of New York at Binghamton.

Advisor: Kathryn Kish Sklar

Steve Burnett, “‘Cheat You Fair’: Maxwell Street and Chicago’s Working Poor, 1912-1968,” Carnegie Mellon University.

Advisor: Joe William Trotter

Linda Carlisle, “Elizabeth Packard and Boundaries of Gender, Religion and Sanity in Nineteenth Century America,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Advisor: John Y. Simon

Cheryl Ganz, “A Century of Progress: The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Perry R. Duis

Steve Hageman, “‘This is a Terrible Thing’: Race, Class, and Gender on Chicago’s Southwest Side, 1950-1970,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: James R. Barrett

Michael T.M. McCoyer, “Mestizaje Meets the Color Line: Mexicans and Racial Formation in the Chicago-Calumet Region, 1917-1960,” Northwestern University.

Advisor: Henry C. Binford

Caroline Rolland-Diamond, “Student Activism in Chicago in the Vietnam War Era, 1965-1973,” Universite De Paris 1 (The Sorbonne).

Advisor: Andre Kaspi

Michael Sherfy, “Narrating Black Hawk: Constructing and Reconstructing a Native American Historical Subject, 1832-2002,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Frederick E. Hoxie

2003-2004

Jennifer Harbour, “Shining in the Shadow of Men and War: African-American Women’s Philanthropy and Political Culture in Civil War Chicago and St. Louis, 1863-1870,” University of Iowa.

Advisor: Leslie A. Schwalm

Michael D. Innis-Jimenez, “Persisting in the Shadow of Steel: Community Formation and Survival in Mexican South Chicago, 1919-1939,” University of Iowa.

Advisors: Malcolm Rohrbough and Shelton Stromquist

Christopher E. Jaffe, “‘Us and Them’: The Changing Boundaries of Acceptance and Exclusion for Incoming Ethnic Religious, and Racial Groups in Rockford, Illinois, 1880-1945,” Northern Illinois University.

Advisor: Barbara M. Posadas

Robert M. Morrissey, “Bottomlands, Borderlands: Empire and Identity in the Eighteenth Century Illinois Country,” Yale University.

Advisor: John Mack Faragher

Emily B. Zuckerman, “EEOC v. Sears,” Rutgers University at New Brunswick.

Advisor: Steven F. Lawson

2004-2005

Kenya Davis-Hayes, “Lessons of Place: A Case Study on the Creation of Physical and Curricular Segregation, 1910-1920,” Purdue University.

Advisor: Vernon J. Williams, Jr.

Cheryl Hudson, “Making the Modern Citizen: Political Culture in Chicago, 1890-1930,” Vanderbilt University.

Advisor: Don H. Doyle

Dana Weiner, “Racial Radicals, Principles Enacted: The Struggle Against Inequality, Prejudice, and Slavery, 1829-1870,” Northwestern University.

Advisor: Stephanie McCurry

2005-2006

Rene Luis Alvarez, “Minority Education in the Urban Midwest: Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans in Chicago, 1920-1990,” University of Pennsylvania.

Advisor: Michael B. Katz

John A. Ayabe, “Evangelicals and the Antimission Crisis: A Study of Religious Identity in the Central Mississippi Valley, 1820-1840,” Saint Louis University.

Advisor: Lewis Perry

Denise R. Johnson, “GI Jane Remembered: Central Illinois Women Who Served Their Country During World War II,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Advisor: Kay J. Carr

Stacy Pratt McDermott, “ A Legal Conduit of Community Power: Grand and Petit Jury Service in Antebellum Midwest,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Vernon Burton

Sarah Rose, “No Right to Be Idle: Work, Citizenship, and the Invention of Disability, 1880-1930,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Susan Levine

Anne Stephenson, “Rebuilding Bungalows: Home Improvement and the Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative,” University of Chicago.

Advisor: Katherine Fischer Taylor

2006-2007

Thomas Bahde, “Race and Justice in the Heartland: Three Nineteenth-Century Lives,” University of Chicago.

Advisor: Kathleen Neils Conzen

Will Cooley, “Holding the Line: Status, Race and the Middle Class on Chicago’s Southside, 1945-1983,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: James R. Barrett

Bryan Nicholson, “The Price of Americanism: Youth, U.S. Nationalism, and the American Legion, 1935-1970,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: James R. Barrett

John Reda, “Joining the Union: Land, Race, and Sovereignty in the Illinois Country, 1763-1824,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Richard R. John

Joshua Salzmann, “”Safe Harbor: Chicago’s Waterfront and the Political Economy of the Built Environment, 1877-1920,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Richard R. John

2007-2008

Megan Birk, “At the Mercy of the State: Rural Child Welfare Institutes, 1865-1910,” Purdue University.

Advisor: R. Douglas Hurt

Marc Dluger, “A Regimental Community: The Men of the 82nd Illinois Infantry Regiment Before, During, and After the American Civil War,” Loyola University.

Advisor: Theodore J. Karamanski

Keith Erekson, “When People Do History: Indiana’s ‘Lincoln Inquiry’ and the Practice of History in America,” Indiana University.

Advisor: David Thelen

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, “The Rise of a Punishing Logic: The Punitive Turn in American Social Policy, 1968-1980,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: Mark Leff

Jason Kozlowski, “Will Globalization Play in Peoria? Class, Race and Nation in the Global Economy, 1948-1998,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: James R. Barrett

Michael Rosenow, “Injuries to All: The Rituals of Dying and the Politics of Death among Workers, 1877-1924,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advisor: James R. Barrett

Matthew Sherman, “Presidential Assassinations: The Failure to Protect Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley,” Saint Louis University.

Advisor: Donald T. Critchlow

David Spatz, “Expressways and the Transformation of Metropolitan Chicago, 1939-1973,” University of Chicago.

Advisor: George Chauncey

2008-2009

Stephen A. Martin, “Native Diaspora: Shawnee and Delaware Communities in the Mississippi Valley, 1779-1825,” University of Oklahoma.

Advisor Joshua Piker

Matthew T. Popovich, “Boundaries of Progress: The Politics of Urban Annexation and the Anti-Annexation, 1870-1930,” University of Illinois at Chicago.

Advisor: Perry Duis

2009-2010

Shannon Smith Bennett, “A Different Civil War: Rioting in the Lower Midwest, 1860-1890,” Indiana University

Advisor: Eric Sandweiss

Mimi Cowan, “Immigrants, Nativists, and the Making of Gilded Age Chicago,” Boston College

Advisor: Kevin Kenny

Daniel Peart, “Popular Engagement with Politics in the United States During the Early 1820s,” University College London

Advisor: Iwan Morgan

Kerry L. Pimblott, “Soul Power: Black Power and African-American Christianity in Cairo, Illinois, 1967-1974,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Advisor: Clarence Lang and Mark Leff

Felicity M. Turner, “Narrating Infanticide: Constructing the Modern Gendered State in Nineteenth-Century America,” Duke University

Advisor: Laura Edwards

2010-2011

Thomas Dorrance, “Old Friends and New Deals: Reconfiguring Local Politics in 1930s Chicago and Los Angeles,” University of Illinois at Chicago

Advisor: Robert D. Johnston

Melissa Hayes, “Litigating Intimacy: The Legal Culture of Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Illinois,” Northern Illinois University

Advisor: James Schmidt

Ryan W. Keating, “‘Give Us War in Our Time’: America’s Irish Communities in the Civil War Era,” Fordham University

Advisor: Paul A. Cimbala

Patrick A. Pospisek, “Galena, Illinois: The Rise and Fall of Frontier Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820-1870,” Purdue University

Advisor: John Larson

Barton Price, “Evangelical Periodicals and the Making of America’s Heartland in the Nineteenth Century,” Florida State University

Advisor: John Corrigan

Alonzo M. Ward, “Before the Flood: African Americans and the Labor Movement in Illinois, 1865-1915,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Advisor: Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua