Historian and Poet William L. Ramsey received his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1998 and has taught at Tulane, SUNY-Oswego, the University of Idaho, and Lander University. While in Idaho, he received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 2005 from the University of Idaho for public activism in defense of Civil Rights and racial tolerance, and he was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007 by the Student Association of the University. Over the last twenty years, his poems have appeared in such periodicals as 'Poetry,' 'Poetry Northwest,' 'The South Carolina Review,' 'Louisiana Literature,' 'Southern Poetry Review,' 'Tar River Poetry,' and others. His first book, 'The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South," received the 2008 George C. Rogers, Jr., book award for best book of South Carolina History, sponsored by the South Carolina Historical Society. Dr. Ramsey is currently an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Lander University.
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