University of Nebraska Press author Margaret Jacobs was one of thirty-one scholars named a Carnegie Fellow this month. She is the first University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors awarded the honor.
Jacobs was selected from more than 270 proposals and will be awarded $200,000 for research on a new book on how the United States can take responsibility for human rights abuses of Native Americans.
Her previous books include A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World (Nebraska, 2014), White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 (Nebraska, 2009) and Engendered Encounters: Feminism and Pueblo Cultures, 1879-1934 (Nebraska, 1999).
White Mother to a Dark Race won the Bancroft Prize, Athearn Western History Association Prize, and Armitage-Jameson Prize in 2010.