Mitchell Recieves Irish Carolinian Award

USC Salkehatchie’s Dr. Arthur Mitchell, professor emeritus of history, was the 2010 recipient of the Aedanus Burke Distinguished Irish Carolinian Award, presented at the Festival of Ballycahill March 12-17 in Charleston, SC. The awarded is jointly presented by the South Carolina Irish Historical Society, the Hibernian Society of Charleston, and the James Hoban Society. Mitchell was presented the award by Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. Mitchell was born into an Irish family (like Aedanus Burke, he is of Galway ancestry) in a suburb of Boston. His published work includes a history of the Hibernian Society of Charleston, a book on the Irish heritage of President John F. Kennedy, and a study of Hitler’s mountain retreat of Berchtesgaden. His current research includes a history of the Irish in South Carolina and an investigation of the Korean War.