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Associate Professor of History awarded 2004 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship

Loyola press release - July 23, 2004

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans Associate Professor of History Michael A. Ross received the 2004 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship

Ross’ book, Justice of Shattered Dreams: Samuel Freeman Miller and the Supreme Court during the Civil War Era, received the Seaborg Award which is sponsored by the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of Civil War at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The award, which consists of $5000, is given annually for an outstanding nonfiction book that advances knowledge about the Civil War era. Entries are judged on originality of approach or subject, effectiveness of presentation, historical accuracy, and degree of contribution to the field of Civil War study. Preference is given to first-time authors. Ross was presented with his award on Wednesday, June 23 at an awards ceremony held at the George Tyler Moore Center.

Professor Ross specializes in the Civil War Era and U.S. Legal History. He holds a law degree from Duke University (1989) and earned a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999). In 2004 he won the Loyola University College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.