Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta After World War II (UNC Press, 2012) by Francoise N. Hamlin, the Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies, is a finalist for the 2012 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize. The Berkshire Conference for Women Historians awards two prizes annually for both the best first book published in any field of history by a woman, and the best first book published in the fields of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality by a woman. This year’s prizes, for which there are seven finalists, will be announced in early June.

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