2017 Ernest Redekop Essay Prize Winner & Honourable Mentions

Congratulations to Beverly Tomek, whose essay “The Economization of Freedom: Abolitionists versus Merchants in the Culture War that Destroyed Pennsylvania Hall” (CRAS 47.2) has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Ernest Redekop Prize. The prize is awarded annually for the best essay to appear in the Canadian Review of American Studies.

Congratulations also to this year’s two Honourable Mentions: Jean Lee Cole for “Laughing Sam and Krazy Kats: The Black Comic Sensibility” (CRAS 47.3); and Jenny Kerber for “Border Insecurity: Reading Transnational Environments in Jim Lynch’s Border Songs” (CRAS 47.1).

And a special thank you to Alyssa MacLean, Chair of the Prize Committee, and to the readers who devoted time to make this year’s prize possible.

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