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The Guide Signs: Book One and Book Two by Jay Wright
Invisible Activists: Women of the Louisiana Naacp and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1915-1945 by Lee Sartain
Revolution, Romanticism, and the Afro-Creole Protest Tradition in Louisiana, 1718-1868 by Caryn Cosse Bell
Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary (Southern Literary Studies) by Joseph M. Flora
The Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945 by George Brown Tindall1968
The Diary of Edmund Ruffin, Vol. 1: Toward independence, October 1856-April 1861 by Edmund Ruffin1969
A history of French Louisiana by Marcel Giraud1970
Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South by Dan T. Carter1970
Autumn of Glory: The Army of Tennessee, 1862-1865 by Thomas Lawerence Connelly1971
The Diary of Edmund Ruffin, Vol. 2: The Years of Hope, April 1861-June 1863 by Edmund Ruffin1971
A Southern Odyssey: Travelers in the Antebellum North by John Hope Franklin1972
The Union Cavalry in the Civil War: From Fort Sumter to Gettysburg, 1861-1863 by Stephen Z. Starr1973
The Union Cavalry in the Civil War: The War in the East, from Gettysburg to Appomattox, 1863-1865 by Stephen Z. Starr1974
Tomorrow Is Another Day: The Woman Writer in the South, 1859-1936 by Anne Goodwyn Jones1977
Retreat from Reconstruction, 1869-1879 by William Gillette1979
John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union: A Biography by John Niven1987
The Kingfish and his Realm by William Ivy Hair1991
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea1994
Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy by Winthrop D. Jordan1994
The New South, 1945-1980 by Numan V. Bartley1995
The Fable of the Southern Writer by Lewis P. Simpson1996
The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren by Robert Penn Warren1998
But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative by Fred Hobson1999
To the North Anna River by Gordon C. Rhea2000
John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court by R. Kent Newmyer2001
Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History by David R. Goldfield2002
Masters of the big house : elite slaveholders of the mid-nineteenth-century South by William Kauffman Scarborough2003
The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson by William E. Leuchtenburg2005
The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs (Southern Literary Studies) by Joseph M. Flora2006
Calls and Responses: The American Novel of Slavery Since Gone With the Wind (Southern Literary Studies) by Tim A. Ryan2008
Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865 (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) by Barton A. Myers2009
The Reconstruction of Mark Twain: How a Confederate Bushwhacker Became the Lincoln of Our Literature (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) by Joe B. Fulton2010
The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America's First Great Disaster (From Our Own Correspondent) by Meredith Henne Baker2011
Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory by Linda Barnickel2013
Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) by John McKee Barr2014

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Recommendations

  1. Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South by John Egerton (1707)
  2. The Promise of the New South by Edward L. Ayers (1992)
  3. Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity by James C. Cobb (2005)
  4. Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 by Albert E. Castel (1992)
  5. Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea (2002)
  6. Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s by Pete Daniel (2000)
  7. Origins of the New South, 1877-1913 by C. Vann Woodward (1951)
  8. Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 by William W. Freehling (1990)
  9. The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward (1707)
  10. Into the Wilderness with the Army of the Potomac by Robert Garth Scott (1985)
  11. The Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders by James Oakes (1982)
  12. Old South, New South: Revolutions in the Southern Economy Since the Civil War by Gavin Wright (1986)
  13. The Walls of Jericho : Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Robert Mann (1996)
  14. To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign by Stephen W. Sears (1992)
  15. The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Pivotal Campaign, June 9-July 14, 1863 by Edward G. Longacre (1986)

Award description

The Jules and Frances Landry Award is presented annually to the LSU Press book published during the year which, in the judgment of the Press, constitutes the most outstanding achievement in the field of southern studies. From the first Landry Award winner—George Brown Tindall’s classic Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945 (1968)—to the most recent, the recipients of the Landry Award have all made significant contributions to scholarship on the American South.

Jules and Frances Landry, both graduates of the LSU Law School, practiced law in Baton Rouge for more than fifty years. They shared a keen interest in the history and culture of the South, and the Landry Award is a continuing expression of that interest. The prize is funded from an endowment the Landrys established specifically for that purpose, and includes a monetary award of $1500 for each winning author.

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