E. Merton Coulter Award

The Coulter Award is given for the best article to appear in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in the previous year. The Coulter Award was established in 1973 in honor of E. Merton Coulter, editor of the Quarterly for fifty years. The Coulter Award is presented annually in the Spring.


Previous Winners (partial list):

2016: Dr. Steven Hahn, “‘The Pocahontas of Georgia’: Mary Musgrove in the American Literary Imagination,” Spring/Summer 2015

2015: Kevin Kokomoor, “‘Burning and Destroying All Before Them’: Creeks and Seminoles on Georgia’s Revolutionary Frontier,” Winter 2014

2014: Lester Stephens, “John Ruggles Cotting and the First State Geological Survey of Georgia,” Summer 2013.

2013: Michael Bernath, “Independent in Everything, Neutral in Nothing: Joseph Addison Turner, The Countryman, and the Cultivation of Confederate Nationalism,” Spring 2012.

2012: Brent M. S. Campney, “A State of Violent Contrasts: Lynching and the Competing Visions of White Supremacy in Georgia, 1949,” Summer 2011

2011: Julie Anne Sweet, “That Cursed Evil Rum: The Trustee’s Prohibition Policy,” Spring 2010

2010: Dr. Glenn McNair, “Slave Women, Capital Crime, and Criminal Justice in Georgia,” Summer 2009

2009: Monica Hunt, “Organized Labor Along Savannah’s Waterfront: Mutual Cooperation among Black and White Longshoremen, 1865-1894,” Summer 2008

2008: James J. Lorence, “The Workers of Chicopee: Progressive Paternalism and the Culture of Accommodation in a Modern Mill Village,” Fall 2007

2007: Virginia Steele Wood, “The Georgia Navy’s Dramatic Victory of April 19, 1776,” Summer 2006

2006: Andrew Moore, “Practicing What We Preach: White Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta,” Fall 2005

2005: Benjamin Marsh, “Women and the American Revolution in Georgia,” Summer 2004

2004: Catherine Badura, “The ‘Seemingly Contradictory’ Life and Legacy of Georgia Novelist Corra Harris,”
Summer 2003

2003: Andrew K. Frank, “The Rise and Fall of William McIntosh: Authority and Identity on the Early American Frontier,” Spring 2002

2002: David A. Nichols, “Land, Republicanism, and Indians: Power and Policy in Early National Georgia, 1780-1825,” Summer 2001

2001: Gregory C. Lisby, “‘Trying to Define What May Be Indefinable’: The Georgia Literature Commission, 1953-1973,” Spring 2000

2000: Roger W. Lotchin and David R. Long, “World War II and the Transformation of Southern Urban Society: A Reconsideration,” Spring 1999

1999: Lee W. Formwalt, “Moving in ‘That Strange Land of Shadows’: African-American Mobility and Persistence in Post-Civil War Southwest Georgia,” Fall 1998