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Book on Southern Plantations Wins Prize

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A University of Tennessee professor who spent eight years exploring plantations of the postbellum South has won one of geography’s most prestigious book prizes. Dr. Charles Aiken, UT-Knoxville geography professor, received the J.B. Jackson Prize from the Association of American Geographers for his book, “The Cotton Plantation South Since the Civil War.”