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NDSU History and Education Assistant Professor Wins Research Awards

Fargo, N.D. – David Silkenat, assistant professor of historyand education at NDSU, received the North Caroliniana Society’s annual book prize for his “Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina.” The award recognizes Silkenat's book as the volume published in 2011 that "appears to have the best chance of standing the test of time as a classic volume of North Caroliniana."

Another Silkenat article, "Workers in the White City: Working Class Culture at the World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893," was selected for the Harry E. Pratt Memorial Award. The honor recognizes the best article published in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society in 2011.

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