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Joan Quigley is the author of Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital, published by Oxford University Press on January 29, 2016. Her first book, The Day The Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, was published by Random House in 2007. She won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, which recognizes excellence in nonfiction writing. She lives in Kensington, Maryland with her husband, their dog, and many boxes of research.

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