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The 2016 Nominating Committee, consisting of Ted DeLaney, Washington and Lee University, chair; Lacy K. Ford, University of South Carolina; Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Rebecca Sharpless, Texas Christian University; and Marjorie J. Spruill, University of South Carolina, has made the following nominations:

For Vice President/President-Elect:
William A. Link, University of Florida

For Executive Council:
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Glenn T. Eskew, Georgia State University
Lorri Glover, Saint Louis University

William A. Link is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. Link received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1981 and did his undergraduate work at Davidson College. Succeeding Bertram Wyatt-Brown as Milbauer Professor, Link joined the University of Florida'sDepartment of History in 2004 after a twenty-three-year career on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he served as both department head and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Link's most recent books are Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region (New York, 2015) and Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath (Chapel Hill, 2013). He has also published A Hard Country and a Lonely Place: Schooling, Society, and Reform in Rural Virginia, 1870–1920 (Chapel Hill, 1986), The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880–1930 (Chapel Hill, 1992), William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education (Chapel Hill, 1995), Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (Chapel Hill, 2003), and Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism (New York, 2008).

W. Fitzhugh Brundage is William B. Umstead Distinguished Professor and History Department chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He took his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago. Brundage writes, researches, and teaches the histories of lynching, utopian socialism in the New South, and white and black historical memory in the South since the Civil War. His books include Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880–1930 (Urbana, 1993) and The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory (Cambridge, Mass., 2005). His current research project concerns the debates about torture in the United States from the time of European contact to the twenty-first century.

Glenn T. Eskew is professor of history at Georgia State University. His most recent book is Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World (Athens, Ga., 2013), which received the Malcolm and Muriel Barrow Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society. His previous book But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle (Chapel Hill, 1997) [End Page 498] received the Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association and Longwood College. He has lectured widely on southern topics across the United States and in Japan, China, Korea, South Africa, Argentina, and Germany.

Lorri Glover is John Francis Bannon Professor of History at Saint Louis University. Glover researches and writes on early American history from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century. Her recent book Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries (New Haven, 2014) explores the interplay of family values and revolutionary politics in the lives of Virginia's—and America's—most important Founders: Patrick Henry, George Washington, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

In accordance with Article IX of the SHA Constitution, these nominations will become effective following the annual meeting in Dallas this year, unless fifty members present a petition for an alternative nominee by September 1, 2017. For details on the procedure to be followed in that event, see the Constitution on the SHA website: These council members will serve a three-year term starting in November 2018.

SHA vice president Jane Turner Censer has appointed the following Program Committee for the 2018 meeting in Birmingham: Lorri Glover, Saint Louis University, co-chair; Megan Taylor Shockley, Clemson University, co-chair; Evan P. Bennett, Florida Atlantic University; Judkin Browning...


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