Book prize focuses on Western values

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Southeast Missouri State University's Department of History has announced a new contest and prize that will honor books examining development of the political, religious and economic heritage of Western civilization.

The Crader Family Book Prize in American Values will recognize a first book that best exemplifies the values of the Crader Family Endowment for American Values, including individual liberty, constitutional principles and civic virtue, said Dr. Wayne Bowen, department chairman, in a news release.

The endowment, named for the Crader family. Don, Saundra, Stan and Debbie Crader of Jackson and Marble Hill, Mo., exists within the Southeast Missouri University Foundation and is dedicated to education, research and public engagement in the historical traditions of the United States and Western civilization.

Eligible entries can cover various subject matter in the United States, European or Latin American history; must be peer-reviewed; must be published by an academic, university or commercial press in 2010, 2011 or 2012; must be written by a sole author and be a single work rather than an edited collection or anthology. The prize includes an honorarium of $1,000. The deadline for submission is Nov. 1. More submission details are available online at

Pertinent address:

One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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