H. Bailey Carroll Award

I was pleased and honored to receive the H. Bailey Carroll award for the best article in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly for 2019.  The Swiss-German artist Conrad Caspar Rordorf was killed in a shoot-out at Nassau Plantation in the fall of 1847. Because he was so well-known at the time, his murder and the circumstances that surrounded it were quite sensational in their own right. But his murder also had other improbable outcomes, all of which are explored in the article.