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UHCL professor wins Whitehill Prize for Early American history article
News Release
Thursday, May 17, 2018

HOUSTON — University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of History Neal Dugre has been awarded the 2017 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History for an article written about one of his areas of expertise—seventeenth-century New England.

The Whitehill Prize is among the most prestigious article awards in early American history, and is given by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, which supports research and scholars in New England history.

Dugre’s article, entitled “Repairing the Breach: Puritan Expansion, Commonwealth Formation, and the Origins of the United Colonies of New England, 1630-1643,” discusses ways in which New England Puritans reformed their approach to government in order to better meet the practical challenges facing their young and rapidly growing colonies. He won $2,500 for the award, and his article will be published in The New England Quarterly in September 2018.

“I’m very excited about this,” Dugre said. “It’s a highly competitive award and the selection committee is composed of eminent historians in my field, including the current president of the American Historical Association, so I am honored to have them recognize my work.”

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