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FOR RELEASE
January 26, 2000

Award Winning Writer Reads for Black History Month

          Philip Morgan, author of the award-winning Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, will read from his book in celebration of Black History Month at The Citadel. The reading will take place on Monday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel Library. There will be a book signing after the reading. Chapter Two will have copies of the book available for purchase. The public is invited to attend.

          Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, Slave Counterpoint has been awarded Columbia University's Bancroft Prize for American history-including biography-and diplomacy. It has also received the Organization of American Historian's Elliott Rudwick Prize for its experience of racial and ethnic minorities in America. And it was one of five finalists in the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history.

           Philip Morgan is a professor of history at William and Mary and editor of the William and Mary Quarterly.

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