Dr. Crystal N. Feimster, Yale University
Crystal Feimster is recognized for her article, “Keeping a Disorderly House in Civil War Kentucky.” The article is part of a Register special issue on the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition, Vol. 117, No. 2, Spring 2019.
Dr. Feimster is an associate professor in the departments of African American Studies and History and the programs of American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. As noted by one Register Editorial Board member, Dr. Feimster’s article is a fascinating and richly textured article that charts new territory in the history of sexuality, prostitution, and womanhood during the Civil War era.
The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society’s annual Collins Award is given to an article in the Register from the previous year’s volume deemed to have made the most outstanding contribution to Kentucky history.