Necropolis wins Francis B. Simkins Award

Professor Kathryn Olivarius' book, Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom, has been selected as the best first book in southern history published during the preceding two years by the Southern History Association.

The Francis B. Simkins Award is given for recognition of the best first book by an author in the field of southern history over a two-year period. The award is sponsored jointly with Longwood College and awarded in odd-numbered years. The next award will be made from books published during 2021 and 2022 and will be given at the 2023 annual meeting in Charlotte. The award for books published in 2023 and 2024 will be presented at our meeting in St. Pete Beach. Copies for consideration should be sent no later than March 1, 2025, directly to the following committee members.

Congratulations Professor Olivarius!