Fordham Notes: History Professor Wins Award For Textbook

Thursday, January 27, 2011

History Professor Wins Award For Textbook

Saul Cornell can now add another title to his resume: award-winning textbook author.

Cornell, the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, shared Pearson Higher Education's "Product Team of the Year" Award with his co-authors, Jennifer Keane of Chapman University and Edward T. O'Donnell of the College of the Holy Cross, for Visions of America: A History of the United States.

The award is given annually by Person Higher Education's social sciences and arts division. It recognizes the collaborative efforts of the authors, and the production, editorial and marketing teams responsible for making a book successful.

"The book is innovative in that it uses images to provide historical narrative," said Maureen E. Prado Roberts, Pearson Higher Education’s marketing manager for history.

Though Pearson does not release sales figures for its books, Prado Roberts said that "Visions of America" has been adopted by more than 200 institutions. A second edition is planned for 2011, she said.

-- Syd Steinhardt

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