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Jones Wins Dissertation Award

Jones Wins Dissertation Award

Jonathan Jones, the Richards Center postdoctoral Fellow in Civil War history, earned the Distinguished Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts from Binghamton University’s Graduate School. Dr. Jones’s dissertation is titled, “Opium Slavery: Veterans and Addiction in the American Civil War Era.” Drawing from his dissertation research, Jones also contributed an essay, titled “Buying and Selling Health and Manhood: Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction ‘Cures,'” to the edited collection, Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America. Co-edited by historians Caroline E. Janney and James Marten, the book will be published in July 2021 by University of Georgia Press.