Historian’s book wins award

A book by Dr. Andrew M. Schocket, an assistant professor of history at Bowling Green State University, is the 2008 winner of the Ohio Academy of History Outstanding Publication Award.

“Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia,” published by Northern Illinois University Press, was the unanimous choice of the academy’s award committee.

The Ohio Academy of History is a professional society bringing together teachers, scholars, public historians and students interested in all fields of history. The award was announced at the academy’s annual spring meeting, at Wright State University in Dayton.

Academy President Ken Heineman, speaking on behalf of the Publication Award Committee, said of Schocket’s book, “This is a finely written and researched work in an understudied field. His ability to make a potentially dry topic into an engaging work points the way toward a promising career.”

Published in 2007, “Founding Corporate Power” is a study in which Schocket analyzes the establishment, growth and operations of both commercial and municipal corporations in the nation’s premier city.

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(Posted June 10, 2008 )