FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/23/13) — 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).
The $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 rec-ognizes 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.
Astor will receive his award during the KHS Annual Meeting and Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 8 at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort.
Information provided by Kentucky Historical Society
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