Historical Hall of Fame:  Ronald Hoffman
 (b. 1941) is an author and Professor of History/Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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Virginia History Series 
Ron Hoffman received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and joined the College of William and Mary in 1992 as director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
 
A specialist in the era of the American Revolution, he is the author of A Spirit of Dissension: Economics, Politics and the Revolution in Maryland. His articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications including the William and Mary Quarterly.   As Symposia Director of the United States Capitol Historical Society he co-edited the fifteen titles that comprise the series: "Perspectives on the American Revolution."
 
His monograph "Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782", won the Southern Historical Association's 2001 Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award for southern history and the Library of Virginia's 2001 Literary Award for Non-fiction. The first three volumes of the Carroll Papers, Dear Papa, Dear Charley received the Maryland Historical Society's Book Prize for 2002, for outstanding publications in Maryland history. In January 2006, the American Historical Association awarded Dear Papa, Dear Charley the J. Franklin Jameson Prize for excellence in historical editing
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