Alcorn professor of history receives award, plans to lecture for new book

Alcorn professor of history receives award, plans to lecture for new book

Alcorn’s assistant professor of history Aaron Anderson, recently received the Mary Postlewaithe Award from the Natchez Historic Foundation for his newly released monograph “Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914”. The award was presented January 24, 2013, at the Foundation’s annual awards ceremony that was attended by a large audience and covered by the Natchez Democrat.

Dr. Anderson shared, “The past several years of research, writing, and teaching has come full circle, and to be honored by the local historical community is a great honor and the realization of a dream I have had for many years.”

Dr. Anderson is actively engaged in lecturing and has several events scheduled in the nearest future: the Anne MacNeil Lecture at the annual meeting of the Natchez Historical Society at 7:00 p.m., March 19, 2013, at the Natchez Convention Center; the opening session lecture at the Historic Natchez Conference on April 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Eola Hotel Ballroom; and a series of four lectures every Friday in April at 8:30 a.m. in the Natchez Grand Hotel Ballroom as part of the Natchez Road Scholar Program.

Dr. Anderson is hosting a book signing on Saturday, February 9, 6-8 p.m., at Turning Pages Books & More, located on 520 Franklin Street in Natchez. There will also be a book signing held on campus at the Alcorn Bookstore Grand Opening from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon on Tuesday, February 19. All interested members of the Alcorn family are cordially invited to attend.

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