American Antiquarian Society awards fellowship to Hilliard

Dr. Kathleen Hilliard, associate professor of history, was awarded the 2017-2018 Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship to support one month of research at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. Hilliard will conduct research for a book in progress, "Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of Getting By in Civil War and Emancipation, 1860-1867."

Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century.