Kentucky Historical Society
Look at slave politics’ impact on Kentucky earns author the KHS 2013 Collins Award
Ky. (Oct. 23, 2013) — Dr. Aaron Astor of Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., is this
year’s recipient of the Richard H. Collins Award presented by the Kentucky
Historical Society (KHS).
$1,000 award, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, is
conferred by a panel of leading scholars to recognize the author of the best
article published in the Register of the
Kentucky Historical Society over the course of the year. Astor’s winning entry, “The Crouching Lion’s Fate: Slave Politics and
Conservatism Unionism in Kentucky,” appeared in a special issue devoted to the Civil
War (Vol. 110, Summer/Autumn 2012).
The Collins Award
was begun in 1978 and is now part of the Kentucky History Awards program, which
recognizes outstanding achievement by historians, public history professionals,
volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and historical
organizations throughout the commonwealth. Nominations are made by individuals,
communities and groups statewide.
receive his award during the KHS Annual Meeting and Kentucky History
Celebration on Nov. 8 at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort.
information, contact Laurel Harper, KHS director of marketing communications,
at 502-564-1792, ext. 4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping
people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the
present and inspiration for the future. The KHS history campus includes the
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky
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Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.