The Hines Prize is awarded to the best first book-manuscript relating to any aspect of the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World. The prize carries a cash award of $1,000 and preferential consideration by the University of South Carolina Press for the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlatnic World (CLAW) Program’s book series. If you have a manuscript on a topic pertaining to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or Atlantic World, please send a copy to CLAW Director Sandra Slater slaters@cofc.edu before May 15, 2021. If you have graduate students with potential manuscripts that could contend for the Prize, please make sure that they know of this biennial opportunity.

Previous winners of the Hines Prize:

· 2017—Dr. Michael Schoeppner- Regulating Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America

· 2015 – Dr. Huw David – The Atlantic at Work: Britain and South Carolina’s Trading Networks, c. 1730 to 1790

· 2013 – Dr. Tristan Stubbs – The Plantation Overseers of Eighteenth-Century Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia

· 2011 – Dr. Michael D. Thompson – Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Life along Charleston’s Waterfront, 1783-1861

· 2009 – Barry Stiefel – Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World: A Social and Architectural History

· 2007 – T.J. Desch-Obi – Fighting for Honor: The History of African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World

· 2005 – Nicholas Michael Butler – Votaries of Apollo: The St. Cecilia Society and the Patronage of Concert Music in Charleston, South Carolina, 1766-1820

· 2003 – Bradford Wood – This Remote Part of the World: Regional Formation in Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina, 1725-1775

The winner of the 2019 Hines Prize was Dr. D. Andrew Johnson (Rice University), for his manuscript “Enslaved Native Americans and the Making of South Carolina, 1659–1739.” Seen through the lens of the early-Carolina slave trade, Dr. Johnson persuasively shows that Native Americans were not passive actors in forming the colony. Instead, Johnson reveals how the complex acculturation between Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans shaped agriculture and footways, as well as social and political formations.

Contact info: Professor Sandra Slater, Department of History, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424-0001, USA

Contact Email: slaters@cofc.edu

URL: https://claw.cofc.edu/hines-prize/

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