News

New UVA Professor Wins Pulitzer

New UVA Professor Wins Pulitzer

Photo: WINA

A University of Virginia professor has won a Pulitzer Prize. Historian Alan Taylor is an esteemed expert on Colonial America and the early U.S. public. His prize-winning book is “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.” Taylor, who was hired just last month, says he realized he’d won when his email went crazy. This is not the first time Taylor has won the prize. He received his first Pulitzer in 1996 for “William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic.” That book snagged him a Bancroft Prize, as well.

 

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

jamesbrown

A look back on some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in National

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City, October 23, 2014.

A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

in Entertainment

‘Jersey Shore’ star heading to trial on tax evasion

sorrentino

Reality TV star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges.