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Baruch College Professor Elizabeth Heath Wins 2015 Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize

Elizabeth Heath

Elizabeth Heath at the Baruch College Bookstore,
in front of books by other Baruch authors.

NEW YORK, NY- August 10, 2015 -- Elizabeth Heath, a history professor in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, has been named the winner of the 2015 Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize. Her book, Wine, Sugar, and the Making of Modern France: Global Economic Crisis and the Racialization of French Citizenship, 1870-1910, compares a wine-producing region of southern France and sugar-producing Guadeloupe during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Heggoy Prize, named after a founding member of the French Colonial Historical Society, recognizes the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from 1815 to the present.

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Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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