Clark-Weir Award

Each year, the South Carolina Historical Society presents the Clark-Weir Award to the author of the best article published in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, the Historical Society’s venerable peer-reviewed journal. The winner is determined by the Magazine’s Editorial Board.

The award is named in honor of the two longest-serving members of the Editorial Board in the modern era: Malcolm C. Clark, emeritus professor of history at the College of Charleston, and Robert M. Weir, emeritus professor of history at the University of South Carolina. Clark was a member of the Editorial Board of the Magazine for thirty years. He was elected to the board, known at the time as the Publications Committee, in 1968 and served as chair from 1976 to 1998. Elected in 1983, Weir sat on the Editorial Board for thirty-one years.

Previous Winners:

“The Making of ‘Mr. Justice Haynsworth’? The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Judge Clement F. Haynsworth Jr.,” by Bruce H. Kalk

“Mapping the Short-Run Impact of the Civil War and Emancipation on the South Carolina Economy,” by David A. Latzko

“‘They Are Supposed to Be Lurking about the City’: Enslaved Women Runaways in Antebellum Charleston,” by Amani T. Marshall

“Beyond Expectation: How Charles Town’s ‘Pious and Well-Disposed Christians’ Changed Their Minds about Slave Education during the Great Awakening,” by Fred Witzig

“Godin & Co.: Charleston Merchants and the Indian Trade, 1674–1715,” by Denise I. Bossy

“Hastening the Demise of Federalism in the Low Country: South Carolina’s Congressional Gerrymander of 1802,” by Thomas Rogers Hunter

“Of Time and the City: Charleston in 1860,” by Barbara L. Bellows

“‘We Are Verily Guilty concerning Our Brother’: The Abolitionist Transformation of Planter William Henry Brisbane,” by J. Brent Morris

“‘That Will Make Carolina Powerful and Flourishing’: Scots and Huguenots in Carolina in the 1680s,” by Kurt Gingrich

“Compacts and Compromises: Thomas S. Twiss and West Point Influence in the Antebellum South Carolina College,” by Colin Bennett

“American Indian Survival in South Carolina,” by Theda Perdue

“‘The Problem of South Carolina’ Reconsidered: A Review Essay,” by James Haw

“Global Perspectives on the Early Economic History of South Carolina,” by Peter A. Coclanis

“Of Facts and Fables: New Light on the Denmark Vesey Affair,” by Robert L. Paquette and Douglas R. Egerton

“The Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina: A Forum for Intellectual Progress in Antebellum Charleston,” by Lester D. Stephens

“Toward Humanitarian Ends? Protestants and Slave Reform in South Carolina, 1830-1865,” by Kimberly R. Kellison

“Bishop John England and the Possibilities of Catholic Republicanism,” by Daniel F. Kearns

“‘Why They Did Not Preach up This Thing’: Denmark Vesey and Revolutionary Theology,” by Douglas R. Egerton

For more information on the Clark-Weir Award, contact Matthew Lockhart, editor of the South Carolina Historical Magazine and chair of the award committee.