Black Studies and History Professor’s Book Wins Prize

November 19, 2010

Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America, by Hilary Moss, assistant professor of black studies and history, has been honored with the History of Education Society’s (HES) 2010 award for the year’s most outstanding book on the history of education.

The HES Book Prize Committee annually solicits nominations for the award, and this year, 22 publications were nominated. The group first narrowed their choice to five finalists and then reread these volumes carefully, evaluating each book’s thesis and supporting arguments, the work’s significance to the field, its use of sources and its aesthetic qualities. Schooling Citizens came out on top because the committee believed it to be “an important contribution to the historiography of American education, focusing as it does on the purpose of public education,” said HES Book Prize Committee Chair Amy Thompson McCandless, professor of history and dean of the Graduate School at the College of Charleston, in an announcement about the prize. “Well-argued and well written, it deals with issues of race, class, ethnicity, religion and gender that continue to confront educators from pre-school to post-doctoral levels in the 21st century.”

History Comes Alive in New Collaboration Between Mead Art Museum of Amherst College and American Antiquarian Society

November 11, 2010
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Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum of Amherst College has announced an exciting collections-sharing initiative with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Mass., one of the nation’s premier collections of American historical documents.

Amherst College’s Frost Library to Host Fall Book Party for Faculty Authors on Oct. 28

October 21, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the first-floor Periodicals Area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a fall book party recognizing new works by Amherst faculty in the humanities.

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Hilary Moss, assistant professor of history and black studies

Amherst College Professor Hilary Moss Publishes Book on Educating Blacks in U.S. Before the Civil War

December 17, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — Hilary J. Moss, assistant professor of history and black studies at AmherstCollege, has published Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press, 2009, $37.50).

Amherst College Prof Hilary Moss to Discuss Race and Education in Pre-Civil War Boston April 30

April 15, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—Hilary Moss, assistant professor of black studies and history at Amherst College, will deliver the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture on Thursday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Amherst College’s Alumni House.

2007 Interterm Colloquia

Contemporary Issues of American Empire- January 21, 7:30pm

Boston University Professor Andrew Bacevich and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ronald Steel explored the forces shaping American foreign policy and the responses it evoked abroad and at home. Moderated by Cullen Murphy '74, Editor at Large, Vanity Fair.

The Public Discourse of Immigration in the United States- January 23, 7:00pm

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees

Ph.D., Brandeis University (2004)
M.A., Brandeis University (1999)
B.A., Northwestern University (1998)