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The Georgia Historical Society has named Draughon Associate Professor of Southern History Keith Hébert’s “Cornerstone of the Confederacy: Alexander Stephens and the Speech that Shaped the Lost Cause” the best book on Georgia history published within the last year.

Hébert’s examination of Alexander Stephens’ “Cornerstone Speech” received the Bell Award–the highest honor awarded for publications by the Georgia Historical Society. The Bell Award, first awarded in 1992, celebrates outstanding history scholarship in honor of photographers and historians Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell.

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