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Keywords: A Labor History of African-American Artisans in Nineteenth-Century South Carolina (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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CH-50421-07Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century12/1/2005 - 7/31/2011$240,000.00AnneW.Robertson   American Musicological Society, Inc.New YorkNY10012-1502USA2006Music History and CriticismChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs02400000240000

Endowment for publication subventions and an award program in musicology as well as fund-raising costs.

The American Musicological Society seeks an NEH challenge grant of $240,000, which with a 4:1 match will yield $1,200,000. These funds will endow four publication-related initiatives of the Society. The bulk of the funds ($900,000) will create a new subvention supporting the publication of first books by young scholars, whose work often represents the cutting edge of scholarly research, but whose careers are often at their most fragile or challenging point. The remainder will go primarily to existing publication subvention programs, supporting musicological books more generally ($125,000) as well as a monograph series sponsored by the Society ($100,000). These subventions aim to optimize the quality of the best scholarly books on music while keeping their prices affordable. Finally, we propose a new award for books on music in American culture ($50,000), a vital area of musical research that appeals to the broadest literary and musical public.

FT-285957-22Research Programs: Summer StipendsAnne KerthA Labor History of African-American Artisans in Nineteenth-Century South Carolina6/1/2022 - 7/31/2022$6,000.00Anne Kerth   University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherstMA01003-9242USA2022African American HistorySummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

Writing and revision leading to a history of Black artisans in South Carolina during the nineteenth century.

The funding from this grant would support the writing of my current book manuscript, Property in Skill, a history of the lives and labors of enslaved and free Black artisans in nineteenth-century South Carolina. In this project, I examine the ways in which training and employment in the manual craft trades fundamentally transformed African Americans’ experiences of enslavement, war, emancipation, and the postbellum wage labor economy. Historians have long regarded artisans as key to working-class political consciousness and organization, a line of analysis which has too often excluded or neglected Black practitioners of these trades. My work challenges this oversight, arguing that the radical potentialities of skilled manual labor transcend racial boundaries, particularly in the era of slavery and emancipation. This project thus offers new insight into the complex interconnections of race and class in American labor history.

RA-259197-18Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Antiquarian SocietyLong-term Research Fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society1/1/2019 - 6/30/2022$318,812.00Nan Wolverton   American Antiquarian SocietyWorcesterMA01609-1634USA2018U.S. HistoryFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs31881203188120

24 months of stipend support (2-6 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library of early American history, literature, and culture through 1876 located in Worcester, MA. Founded in 1812, the Society's collections include over four million items--the largest collection of early American printed materials anywhere in the world. Building on decades of support from the Endowment, the AAS is applying for renewal funding for its program of long-term fellowships, to run from 1/1/2019 through 6/30/2022, for thirty fellowship months per year, enabling scholars from around the country and a variety of career stages to visit AAS to conduct sustained research for a period of 4 to 12 months. These fellowships are crucial to the Society's robust set of scholarly programs, and to its mission of fostering innovative humanities research of the highest quality that presents the unique holdings of the Society's library to a broad set of audiences.