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Magazine Ranks Book Edited by Prof. David Gellman Among 2004's 'Outstanding Academic Titles'

February 24, 2005

February 24, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - A book edited by a DePauw University professor is among those cited by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries in a listing of 2004's "Outstanding Academic Titles." in 2004, subcategory 'North America' lists: "Jim Crow New York: a documentary history of race and citizenship, 1777-1877" ed. by David N. Gellman and David Quigley. Jim Crow New York: A Documentary History of Race and Citizenship, 1777-1877, edited by DePauw University assistant professor of history David Gellman (seen in photo) and David Quigley (Boston College), was published by NYU Press. The book examines the 1821 rewriting of New York's state constitution which denied voting rights to all but the wealthiest African-American men. 

Choice is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. It notes, "This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. The list is quite selective: it contains approximately ten percent of some 6,600 works reviewed in Choice each year. Choice editors base their selections on the reviewer's evaluation of the work, the editor's knowledge of the field, and the reviewer's record."

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Read more about Professor Gellman's book in this previous story.