Melvin Ely awarded American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Melvin ElyMelvin Ely has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.  The award will allow him to spend the whole of academic year 2007-2008 working on his next book, A Horrible Intimacy:  Whites and Enslaved Blacks in Old Virginia.  "The competition for these fellowships was very rigorous," the ACLS announced, "with 1017 eligible applications for 65 awards."