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Anne Firor Scott is an American historian. She earned a master's degree in political science from Northwestern University in 1944, and a PhD from Radcliffe College in 1949. She had temporary teaching appointments at Haverford College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in 1961 became assistant professor of history at Duke University, where she stayed until her retirement in 1991. In 1970 her book The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830–1930, was published; it is now considered a classic that almost singlehandedly created the modern field of Southern women's history. In 1984 she became president of the Organization of American Historians. In 2002 she received the Organization of American Historians' Distinguished Service Award. She received the American Historical Association’s Scholarly Achievement Award in 2008.
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