Harold Holzer Receives Award for Distinguished Scholarship at UTC's Civil War Press Symposium
The Hazel Dicken-Garcia Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Journalism History was awarded to Harold Holzer at the twenty-third annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
"Professor Holzer is a brilliant historian, a marvelous storyteller, and a fine writer," said David Sachsman, director of the conference and holder of the UTC West Chair of Excellence. "Holzer's attention to detail provides much that will surprise both Lincoln and journalism historians, and the flow of his words makes his story accessible to a wide range of readers. His new book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, is a masterwork, a beautifully written, serious history that should make its mark as both a unique exploration of Abraham Lincoln and an extraordinary history of American journalism in his lifetime." In his new book, Holzer brings new light to the many-faceted relationship between Abraham Lincoln and the press. Lincoln understood the power of the press and made every effort to use it to further his political career and presidential policies.
Professor Holzer, who now serves as Director of Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute in New York has authored, co-authored, or edited 50 books and has written some 550 articles and reviews. "He is one of the finest and best-known Lincoln historians in the nation, and we are delighted to award him the Hazel-Dicken Garcia Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Journalism History for Lincoln and the Power of the Press and for a lifetime of distinguished scholarship," said Sachsman.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's twenty-third annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression was held November 5–7 and featured forty speakers from across the nation, including many distinguished historians and communications scholars. The symposium is sponsored by the West Chair of Excellence, the UTC communication and history departments, the Walter and Leona Schmitt Family Foundation Research Fund, and the Hazel Dicken-Garcia Fund for the Symposium, which allows all sessions to be free and open to the public.
For further information, contact Dr. Sachsman at 423-425-4219, firstname.lastname@example.org.