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Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History

Donnerstag, 5. November 2015
Montag, 15. Februar 2016

The Center for Civil War Research is accepting submissions for the fifth annual Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History. The prize will be awarded to the best first book in Civil War history published in 2015. It recognizes exceptional emerging scholars in the history of the American Civil War. The prize is named for two distinguished former members of the University's History Department faculty, Bell Irvin Wiley and James W. Silver.

The Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History will be awarded annually to a scholar’s first book or monograph in Civil War history published in the previous year. For this competition, books published in 2015 are eligible. Books or monographs published by scholarly or popular presses are eligible. Except in extraordinary circumstances textbooks are not eligible, nor are anthologies or edited works.

The Center and each prize committee member must receive one copy of the book (for addresses see:

Entries may be submitted by publishers or authors. Each entry must be clearly labeled “Wiley-Silver Prize Entry.” If the book carries a copyright date different from the publication date, publishers must enclose a letter explaining the eligibility of the entry.

Results will be announced by July 1, 2016.

The recipient of the Wiley-Silver Prize will receive an invitation to speak at the University’s annual Conference on the Civil War, held in the fall of 2016. At that meeting, the prize and $2000  will be awarded to the honoree.



Elias Baker

Center for Civil War Research

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

(662) 915-3969 



Marc Hansen



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