The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture announces the recipients of our 2008-2009 travel grants. These grants allow scholars to travel to Durham to conduct research using the Franklin Research Center's collections.
Erica Ann Bruchko, Emory University, for an analysis of the informal economy and social order of the South Carolina Cotton Country.
Daryl A. Carter, Department of History, University of Memphis, for researching President Clinton and African Americans from 1993 to 2001.
Brian Kelly, Department of History, Queen’s University Belfast, for studying grassroots African American political mobilization in Reconstruction and Post-Reconstruction South Carolina from 1862 to 1900.
C. Scott Nesbit, Jr., University of Virginia, for an examination of the politics of forgiveness following slavery and the American Civil War.
Tsutomu Numaoka, Niigata Sangyo University, for researching land for slaves’ own use.
Michael Thompson, Emory University, for studying labor and life along Charleston’s waterfront from 1783 to 1860.
Colin Woodward, independent scholar, for researching slavery, race, and the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1865.
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