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‘Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia’: Okie Wins Prize for Dissertation (The Red and Black) Archives

Tom Okie

Tom Okie

Visiting Assistant Professor of History Tom Okie was awarded the prestigious Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians, for his dissertation “Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia: Culture and Agriculture in the American South.”

Okie completed the dissertation in 2012 for his doctoral degree at the University of Georgia. Having spent a fruitful year at Bowdoin, Okie will now begin a position as Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University this fall.

The University of Georgia’s newspaper The Red and Black ran an article about Okie’s award last week.