Center for History and Culture Annual Summerlee Book Prize

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2020 Summerlee Book Prize

The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University requests submissions for its annual Summerlee Book Prize. This award recognizes the best book-length publication related to the history, culture, or creative activities of our region, including Southeast Texas and the Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi to Pensacola.
 
To be eligible in 2020, a book must have been published and copyrighted in 2018 or 2019. We do not accept self-published books or unpublished manuscripts. The Center encourages submissions from any discipline, as well as books that consider our core region within broader national, hemispheric, or global frameworks. The winning author will receive $1,000, which will be awarded in April 2020. Judges may withhold or divide the award at their discretion.

Authors and publishers are welcome to nominate relevant works for consideration. To be considered, books must arrive in our office by MARCH 2ND, 2020. Please mail three copies of to the book:
 
Judith Linsley, Director

Center for History and Culture

PO Box 10048

Lamar University

Beaumont, Tx 77710
 
Previous winners include:

Merline Pitre, Born to Serve: A History of Texas Southern University (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018).

Cameron B. Strang, Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands (Omohundro Institution of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2018).

Gretchen Johnson, Single in Southeast Texas (Golden Antelope Press, 2017).

Ellen Walker Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles, The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty (University of Texas Press, 2016).

This award was made possible by a generous grant from The Summerlee Foundation.

 

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2019 Summerlee Book Prize Winners

History Category

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Merline Pitre
Born to Serve: A History of Texas Southern University

History Category

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Cameron B. Strang
Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

 

 

Honorable Mention

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Johnnie Bernhard
How We Came to Be

 


Previous Winners

2018 Book Prize Winners

History Category

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Ellen Riesntra and Jo Ann Stiles
The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty

Creative Category

Single in Southeast Texas

Gretchen Johnson
Single in Southeast Texas