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Southeastern professor receives award for book

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 book cover
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

SOUTHEASTERN PROFESSOR RECEIVES AWARD FOR BOOK - Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of History and Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., has been honored by the Gulf South Historical Association with the Michael V. R. Thomason Award for his book “Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810-1935.” Hyde’s work was recognized as the best book on the history of the Gulf South region published in 2018.


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of History and Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., has been honored by the Gulf South Historical Association with the Michael V. R. Thomason Award for his book “Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810-1935.” Hyde’s work was recognized as the best book on the history of the Gulf South region published in 2018.
     Named for Thomason, professor of history and long time editor of the Gulf Coast Historical Review at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, the award recognizes scholarly studies that advance awareness and understanding of the historical pattern of development characterizing the states of the Gulf South and the Caribbean Basin.
     “Hyde’s exhaustively researched study of Louisiana’s Florida Parishes and its innovative use of game theory revolutionizes our understanding of southern violence and provides critical insight into possible solutions for the tradition of lawlessness that continues to plague the region,” said Douglas Bristol, a member of the award committee from the University of Southern Mississippi.
     Hyde will be honored and presented with a cash prize during the upcoming 36th Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference in Baton Rouge.




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