history professor wins book award
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 1, 2002) - Dr. James M. Denham, professor of
history at Florida Southern College, has won the Florida Historical
Society's 2002 James J. Horgan Award For Outstanding Book in Florida
History for his work, "Florida Sheriffs: A History 1821-1945."
The book is published by Sentry Press of Tallahassee and underwritten
by the Florida Sheriff's Association.
Denham and co-author
Dr. William Warren Rogers, professor emeritus of history at Florida
State University, will receive the Horgan Award at the Society's
annual banquet on May 24 at the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora.
In a press release
issued by the Society, Dr. Jose Fernandez of the University of Central
Florida and chair of the selection committee said, "Bill Rogers
and Mike Denham have provided an important look at an important
element of county politics in Florida. They have focused their attention
on county sheriffs who were important political figures in Florida
and who also operated on the front lines of law enforcement. This
is a major contribution to understanding the political dynamics
of early Florida."
The Horgan Book
Award is presented annually by the Florida Historical Society and
is named in honor of the late Dr. James J. Horgan of Saint Leo College.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.