Thomas D. Clark Honored for Scholarship

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Thomas Clark


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2004) -- Thomas Clark, noted Kentucky historian, was presented with the American Historical Association Award for Scholarly Distinction. The award was presented by the association's president, James McPherson, Friday at the organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Clark, who received his master’s degree in history from UK in 1929, served as a professor and department chair in the UK Department of History. He has written numerous books, including The Emerging South; Pills, Petticoats, and Plows: The Southern County Store; The Greening of the South; The Southern Country Editor; Kentucky: Land of Contrast; and A History of Kentucky.

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