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Subject Guide: History: Award-winning Books - American Historical Association

Herbert Baxter Adams Prize

The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize is given annually for a distinguished book by an American author in the field of European history. Together with the Leo Gershoy Award, the Adams Prize is the most important distinction bestowed by the profession in the field of European history. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  The republic of Arabic letters : Islam and the European Enlightenment by Alexander Bevilacqua
2019  Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing by Mar Hicks
2018  The mercenary Mediterranean : sovereignty, religion, and violence in the medieval crown of Aragon by Hussein Fancy
2017  Violence as a generative force : identity, nationalism, and memory in a Balkan community by Max Bergholz
2016  Wasteland : a history by Vittoria Di Palma
2015  Dreamland of humanists : Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School by Emily J. Levine
2014  Visible empire : botanical expeditions and visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment by Daniela Bleichmar
2013  Death and redemption : the gulag and the shaping of Soviet society by Steven A. Barnes
2012  Brokering empire : trans-imperial subjects between Venice and Istanbul by E. Natalie Rothman
2011  Soviet women in combat : a history of violence on the Eastern Front by Anna Krylova
2010  A forest on the sea : environmental expertise in Renaissance Venice by Karl Appuhn
2009  Spies in Arabia : the Great War and the cultural foundations of Britain’s covert empire in the Middle East by Priya Satia
2008  A common stage : theater and public life in medieval Arras by Carol Symes
2007  Empire of nations : ethnographic knowledge and the making of the Soviet Union by Francine Hirsch
2006  The Medici state and the ghetto of Florence : the construction of an early modern Jewish community by Stephanie Siegmund
2005  Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire : total war and everyday life in World War I by Maureen Healy
2004  Popular politics and the English Reformation by Ethan H. Shagan
2003  The affirmative action empire : nations and nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 by Terry Martin
2002  The making of the Slavs : history and archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, ca. 500–700 by Florin Curta
2001  Karl Popper, the formative years, 1902–1945 : politics and philosophy in interwar Vienna by Malachi Haim Hacohen
2000  Imaginary cartographies : possession and identity in late medieval Marseille by Daniel Lord Smail
1999  The radiance of France : nuclear power and national identity after World War II by Gabrielle Hecht
1998  Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages by David Nirenberg
1997  Exclusive revolutionaries : liberal politics, social experience, and national identity in the Austrian Empire, 1848–1914 by Pieter M. Judson
1996  The humiliation of sinners : public penance in thirteenth-century France by Mary C. Mansfield
1995  Listening in Paris : a cultural history by James H. Johnson
1994  Venice's hidden enemies : Italian heretics in a Renaissance city by John Martin
1993  Workers, strikes, and pogroms : the Donbass-Dnepr Bend in late Imperial Russia, 1870–1905 by Charters Wynn
1992  Reclaiming the sacred : religious and popular politics in Revolutionary France by Suzanne M. Desan
1991  Class formation and urban-industrial society : Bradford, 1750–1850 by Theodore Koditschek
1990  Land, liberties, and lordship in a late medieval countryside : agrarian structures and change in the Duchy of Wroclaw by Richard C. Hoffmann
1989  Console and classify : the French psychiatric profession in the nineteenth century by Jan Goldstein
1988  No award
1987  Munich and theatrical modernism : politics, playwriting, and performances, 1890–1914 by Peter Jelavich
1986  Absolutism and society in seventeenth-century France : state power and provincial aristocracy in Languedoc by William Beik
1985  Popular Catholicism in nineteenth-century Germany by Jonathan Sperber
1984  The county courts of medieval England : 1150–1350 by Robert C. Palmer
1983  The crisis of the old order in Russia : gentry and government by Roberta Thompson Manning
1982  Civic ritual in Renaissance Venice by Edward Muir
1981  Work and revolution in France : the language of the Old Regime to 1848 by William H. Sewell, Jr.
1980  The Norman Conquest of the north : the region and its transformation, 1000–1135 by William E. Kapelle
1979  Technology and society under Lenin and Stalin : origins of the Soviet technical intelligentsia, 1917-1941 by Kendall E. Bailes.
1978  The religions of the people in sixteenth-century Champagne by A. N. Galpern
1977  Recasting bourgeois Europe : stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the decade after World War I by Charles S. Maier
1976  The just war in the middle ages by Frederick H. Russell
1975  The land and the people of nineteenth-century Cork : the rural economy and the land question by James S. Donnelly, Jr.
1974  The glassworkers of Carmaux : French craftsmen and political action in a nineteenth-century city by Joan Wallach Scott
1973  The dialectical imagination : a history of the Frankfurt School and the Institute for Social Research, 1923–1950 by Martin Jay
1972  Enserfment and military change in Muscovy by Richard Hellie
1971  Agrarian reform and peasant revolution in Spain; origins of the Civil War by Edward E. Malefakis
1970  Pioneers for profit : foreign entrepreneurship and Russian industrialization, 1885–1913 by John P. McKay
1968  Politics and diplomacy of peacemaking : containment and counterrevolution at Versailles, 1918–1919 by Arno J. Mayer
1966  The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931–1939 by Gabriel Jackson
1964  His Majesty's Opposition, 1714–1830 by Archibald S. Foord
1962  Lord and peasant in Russia, from the ninth to the nineteenth century by Jerome Blum
1960  The eighteenth-century commonwealthman by Caroline Robbins
1958  Diderot : the testing years, 1713-1759 by Arthur Wilson
1956  The politics of the Prussian Army, 1640–1945 by Gordon Craig
1954  Tudor chamber administration, 1485–1547 by W.C. Richardson
1952  The Hapsburg Monarchy, 1867–1914 by Arthur J. May
1950  Germany's drive to the west (Drang nach Westen) A study of Germany’s western war aims during the First World War by Hans W. Gatzke
1948  The Medici bank : its organization, management, operations, and decline by Raymond de Roover
1946  Italian democracy in the making by A. W. Salomone
1944  The Russian fur trade, 1550–1700 by R. H. Fisher
1942  Rival ambassadors at the court of Queen Mary by E. Harris Harbison
1940  Church and state in Russia : the last years of the empire, 1900–1917 by John Shelton Curtiss
1938  French foreign policy during the administration of Cardinal Fleury, 1726–1743 by Arthur McCandless Wilson
1937  No award
1935  No award
1933  No award
1931  England, Russia, and the Straits question by Vernon J. Puryear
1929  Struensee and the Reform Movement in Denmark by Henry Steele Commager
1927  The British grain trade in the Napoleonic period by William F. Galpin
1925  The Turko-Egyptian question in the relations of England, France, and Russia, 1832–1841 by Frederick S. Rodkey
1922  History of the Oath Ex Officio in England by Mary Hume Maguire; The Celtic Penitentials and their influence on continental Christianity by John Thomas McNeill
1921  The danegeld in France by Elinar Joranson
1919  English political parties and leaders in the reign of Queen Anne, 1702–1710 by William Thomas Morgan
1917  Commercial policy in the French Revolution : a study of the career of G. J. A. Ducher by Frederick L. Nussbaum
1915  The Leveller movement; a study in the history and political theory of the English Great Civil War by Theodore Calvin Pease (ebook here)
1913  Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, secretary of state to Charles II by Violet Barbour
1911  The political activities of the Baptists and Fifth Monarchy Men in England during the interregnum by Louise Fargo Brown (online version here)
1909  A history of witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
1907  The interdict, its history and its operation, with especial attention to the time of Pope Innocent III by Edward B. Krehbiel; Francisco de Miranda and the revolutionizing of Spanish America by William S. Robertson (ebook here)
1905  The spiritual Franciscans by David S. Muzzey (ebook here)

George Louis Beer Prize

The George Louis Beer Prize is offered in recognition of outstanding historical writing on any phase of European international history since 1895. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Political survivors : the Resistance, the Cold War, and the fight against concentration camps after 1945 by Emma Kuby
2019  Globalists : the end of empire and the birth of neoliberalism by Quinn E. Slobodian
2018  Ecology and power in the age of empire : Europe and the transformation of the tropical world by Corey Ross
2017  Ruling minds : psychology in the British Empire by Erik Linstrum
2016  The global transformation of time : 1870-1950 by Vanessa Ogle
2015  Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960 by Frederick Cooper
2014  What soldiers do : sex and the American GI in World War II France by Mary Louise Roberts
2013  Orderly and humane : the expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War by R. M. Douglas
2012  The lost children : reconstructing Europe's families after World War II by Tara Zahra
2011  Advertising empire : race and visual culture in imperial Germany by David Ciarlo; Shattering empires : the clash and collapse of the Ottoman and Russian empires, 1908–1918 by Michael A. Reynolds
2010  Between states : the Transylvanian question and the European idea during World War II by Holly Case
2009  The bitter road to freedom : a new history of the liberation of Europe by William I. Hitchcok
2008  For the soul of mankind : the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler
2007  An empire divided : religion, republicanism, and the making of French colonialism, 1880–1914 by J. P. Daughton
2006  Assuming the burden : Europe and the American commitment to war in Vietnam by Mark Atwood Lawrence
2005  Defending the rights of others : the great powers, the Jews, and international minority protection, 1878–1938 by Carole Fink
2004  A biography of no place : from ethnic borderland to Soviet heartland by Kate Brown
2003  The reconstruction of nations : Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 by Timothy Snyder
2002  A diplomatic revolution : Algeria's fight for independence and the origins of the post-Cold War era by Matthew Connelly
2001  Captive university : the Sovietization of East German, Czech, and Polish higher education, 1945–1956 by John Connelly
2000  A constructed peace : the making of the European settlement, 1945–1963 by Marc Trachtenberg
1999  Atlantic crossings : social politics in a progressive age by Daniel T. Rodgers
1998  Divided memory : the Nazi past in the two Germanys by Jeffrey Herf
1997  The Cold War and Soviet insecurity : the Stalin years by Vojtech Mastny
1996  No award
1995  Visions of modernity : American business and the modernization of Germany by Mary Nolan
1994  A world at arms : a global history of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg (2d ed (2005) here)
1993  British and American commercial relations with Soviet Russia, 1918–1924 by Christine A. White
1992  The popular front and Central Europe : the dilemmas of French impotence, 1918–1940 by Nicole T. Jordan
1991  Coal, steel, and the rebirth of Europe, 1945-1955 : the Germans and French from Ruhr conflict to economic community by John Gillingham
1990  Between Churchill and Stalin : the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the origins of the Grand Alliance by Steven Merritt Miner
1989  The twilight of the French eastern alliances, 1926–1936 : French-Czechoslovak-Polish Relations from Locarno to the remilitarization of the Rhineland by Piotr S. Wandycz
1988  The Marshall Plan : America, Britain, and the reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947–1952 by Michael J. Hogan
1987  Syria and the French mandate : the politics of Arab nationalism by Philip S. Khoury
1986  No award
1985  The Genoa Conference : European diplomacy, 1921–22 by Carole Fink
1984  The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945–1951 : Arab nationalism, the United States, and postwar imperialism by William Roger Louis
1983  Poland's place in Europe : General Sikorski and the origin of the Oder-Neisse Line, 1939–1943 by Sarah M. Terry
1982  Mussolini unleashed, 1939–1941 : politics and strategy in fascist Italy’s last war by MacGregor Knox
1981  Innocent abroad : Belgium at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 by Sally Marks
1980  No award
1979  German rearmament and the West, 1932–1933 by Edward W. Bennett
1978  No award
1977  The end of French predominance in Europe : the financial crisis of 1924 and the adoption of the Dawes plan by Stephen A. Schuker
1976  Recasting bourgeois Europe : stabilization in France, Germany and Italy in the decade after World War I by Charles S. Maier
1975  No award
1974  No award
1973  No award
1972  Locarno diplomacy; Germany and the West, 1925-1929 by Jon Jacobson
1971  The foreign policy of Hitler's Germany; diplomatic revolution in Europe, 1933–36 by Gerhard Weinberg
1970  The politics of grand strategy; Britain and France prepare for war, 1904–1914 by Samuel R. Williamson, Jr.
1969  Anglo-Soviet relations, 1917-1921 : volume 2 : Britain and the Russian Civil War, Nov. 1918–Feb. 1920 by Richard H. Ullman
1968  No award
1967  The Volunteer Army and Allied intervention in South Russia, 1917-1921; a study in the politics and diplomacy of the Russian Civil War by George A. Brinkley; French communism in the making, 1914-1924 by Robert Wohl
1966  No award
1965  British strategy and politics, 1914-1918 by Paul Spencer Guinn, Jr.
1964  Yugoslavia at the Paris Peace Conference by Ivo J. Lederer; Land and power : British and Allied policy on Germany’s frontiers, 1916–19 by Harold I. Nelson
1963  Germany and the diplomacy of the financial crisis, 1931 by Edward W. Bennett; The path to European Union, from the Marshall plan to the Common Market by Hans A. Schmitt
1962  France and her eastern allies, 1919–1925 by Piotr S. Wandycz
1961  Mussolini's enemies : the Italian anti-Fascist resistance by Charles F. Delzell
1960  Defeated leaders : the political fate of Caillaux, Jouvenel, and Tardieu by Rudolph Binion
1959  The World War and American isolation, 1914–1917 by Ernest R. May
1958  The United States and east central Europe, 1914-1918 by Vincent Mamatey
1957  German rule in Russia, 1941–1945 : a study of occupation policies by Alexander Dallin
1956  Mitteleuropa in German thought and action, 1815–1945 by Henry Cord Meyer
1955  The formation of the Soviet Union, communism and nationalism, 1917-1923 by Richard Pipes (Rev. ed. here)
1954  Serbia between East and West; the events of 1903–1908 by Wayne S. Vucinich
1953  Woodrow Wilson and the Far East; the diplomacy of the Shantung question by Russell Fifield
1952  Peace in their time; the origins of the Kellogg-Briand pact by Robert H. Ferrell
1951  No award
1950  No award
1949  No award
1948  No award
1947  No award
1946  No award
1945  No award
1944  No award
1943  British enterprise in Nigeria by Arthur Norton Cook
1942  No award
1941  The anatomy of British Sea Power : a history of British naval policy in the pre-dreadnought era, 1880-1905  by Arthur J. Marder
1940  The American impact on Great Britain, 1898–1914; a study of the United States in world history by Richard Heathcote Heindel
1939  The background of anti-English feeling in Germany, 1890–1902 by Pauline Relyea Anderson
1938  Italy at the Paris Peace Conference by René Albrecht-Carrié
1937  The career of Théophile Declassé by Charles Wesley Porter
1936  No award
1935  No award
1934  Great Britain and the German trade rivalry, 1875–1914 by Ross J. S. Hoffman
1933  China's foreign relations, 1917–1931 by Robert Thomas Pollard
1932  Austro-German diplomatic relations, 1908–1914 by Oswald H. Wedel
1931  Germany and the diplomatic revolution : a study in diplomacy and the press, 1904–1906 by O. J. Hale
1930  The coming of the war, 1914 by Bernadotte Everly Schmitt
1929  Fashoda, the incident and its diplomatic setting by Morrison Beall Giffen
1928  The origins of the World War by Sidney B. Fay
1927  No award
1926  No award
1925  Southern Albania or Northern Epirus in European International Affairs, 1912–1923 by Edith P. Stickney
1924  The foreign policies of soviet Russia by Alfred L. P. Dennis
1923  The mandatory system : its historical background and relation to the new imperialism by Walter Russell Batsell; Turkey, the great powers, and the Bagdad railway; a study in imperialism by Edward Mead Earle (online version)

Jerry Bentley Prize

The Jerry Bentley Prize is awarded annually to the best book dealing with global or world-scale history, with connections or comparisons across continents. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  A fistful of shells : West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution by Toby Green
2019  Empire of guns : the violent making of the Industrial Revolution by Priya Satia
2018  A thirst for empire : how tea shaped the modern world by Erika Rappaport
2017  Mecca of revolution : Algeria, decolonization, and the Third World Order by Jeffrey Byrne
2016  Anti-imperial metropolis : interwar Paris and the seeds of third world nationalism by Michael Goebel
2015  The company and the shogun : the Dutch encounter with Tokugawa Japan by Adam Clulow
2014  Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history by Gregory T. Cushman

Albert J. Beveridge Award

The Beveridge Award is given annually for the best book in English on the history of the United States, Latin America, or Canada from 1492 to the present. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  American lucifers : the dark history of artificial light, 1750–1865 by Jeremy Zallen
2019  Cigarettes, Inc. : an intimate history of corporate imperialism by Nan C. Enstad
2018  Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive by Camilla Townsend
2017  The world and all the things upon it : native Hawaiian geographies of exploration by David Chang
2016  Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies by Ann Twinam
2015  Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people by Elizabeth A. Fenn; The empire of necessity : slavery, freedom, and deception in the New World by Greg Grandin
2014  Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters by Kate Brown
2013  The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
2012  Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation by Rebecca J. Scott
2011  Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent
2010  Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620–1914 by J. R. McNeill
2009  Shadows at dawn : an Apache massacre and the violence of history by Karl Jacoby
2008  The shifting grounds of race : black and Japanese Americans in the making of multiethnic Los Angeles by Scott Kurashige
2007  The cigarette century : the rise, fall, and deadly persistence of the product that defined America by Allan M. Brandt
2006  Buffalo Bill's America : William Cody and the Wild West Show by Louis S. Warren
2005  Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War by Melvin Patrick Ely
2004  In the presence of mine enemies : war in the heart of America, 1859-1863 by Edward L. Ayers
2003  Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves by Ira Berlin
2002  Taking Haiti : military occupation and the culture of U. S. imperialism, 1915–1940 by Mary A. Renda
2001  The right to vote : the contested history of democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar
2000  The great Arizona orphan abduction by Linda Gordon
1999  The life and times of Pancho Villa by Friedrich Katz
1998  Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan
1997  Magistrates of the sacred : priests and parishioners in eighteenth-century Mexico by William B. Taylor
1996  William Cooper's town : power and persuasion on the frontier of the early American republic by Alan Taylor
1995  Terrible honesty : mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s by Ann Douglas; Creating the commonwealth : the economic culture of Puritan New England by Stephen Innes
1994  Providence Island, 1630–1641 : the other Puritan colony by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
1993  The Nahuas after the conquest : a social and cultural history of the Indians of Central Mexico, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries by James Lockhart
1992  The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650–1815 by Richard White
1991  Alabi's world by Richard Price
1990  Awash in a sea of faith : Christianizing the American people by Jon Butler
1989  That noble dream : the "objectivity question" and the American historical profession by Peter Novick
1988  Like a family : the making of a Southern cotton mill world by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, James LeLoudis, Robert Korstad, Christopher Daly, Lu Ann Jones, and Mary Murphy
1987  Slave life in Rio de Janeiro, 1808–1850 by Mary C. Karasch
1986  The Mexican Revolution by Alan S. Knight
1985  Maya society under colonial rule : the collective enterprise of survival by Nancy M. Farriss
1984  Chants democratic : New York City & the rise of the American working class, 1788–1850 by Sean Wilentz
1983  Booker T. Washington : the wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915 by Louis R. Harlan
1982  A history of the Guyanese working people, 1881–1905 by Walter Rodney
1981  The Atlantic economy and colonial Maryland's Eastern shore : from tobacco to grain by Paul G. E. Clemens
1980  Cities of the American West : a history of frontier urban planning by John W. Reps
1979  Keepers of the game : Indian-animal relationships and the fur trade by Calvin Martin
1978  The people and the King : the Comunero Revolution in Columbia, 1781 by John Leddy Phelan
1977  The Enlightenment in America by Henry F. May
1976  American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia by Edmund S. Morgan
1975  The problem of slavery in the age of Revolution, 1700–1823 by David Brion Davis
1974  Black majority : Negroes in colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion by Peter H. Wood.
1973  Regeneration through violence : the mythology of the American frontier, 1600–1860 by Richard L. Slotkin
1972  The best poor man's country; a geographical study of early southeastern Pennsylvania by James T. Lemon
1971  Neither Black nor white; slavery and race relations in Brazil and the United States by Carl N. Degler; The discovery of the asylum; social order and disorder in the new republic by David J. Rothman
1970  Populism to progressivism in Alabama by Sheldon Hackney; "Gentlemen of property and standing": anti-abolition mobs in Jacksonian America by Leonard L. Richards
1969  The private city; Philadelphia in three periods of its growth by Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
1968  The intellectuals and McCarthy: the radical specter by Michael Paul Rogin
1967  No award
1966  Reconstructing the Union; conflict of theory and policy during the Civil War by Herman Belz
1965  The discovery of abundance: Simon N. Patten and the transformation of social theory by Daniel M. Fox
1964  The eleventh pillar; New York State and the Federal Constitution by Linda Grant DePauw
1963  No award
1962  The new empire : an interpretation of American expansion, 1860–1898 by Walter LaFeber
1961  The United States and the first Hague Peace Conference by Calvin DeArmond Davis
1960  The United States and Pancho Villa; a study in unconventional diplomacy by C. Clarence Clendenen; The enterprise of a free people : aspects of economic development in New York State during the canal period, 1792-1838 by Nathan Miller
1959  Conservative crisis and the rule of law : attitudes of bar and bench, 1887–1895 by Arnold M. Paul
1958  Tomorrow a new world : the New Deal community program by Paul Conkin
1957  Rails, mines, and progress : seven American promoters in Mexico, 1867-1911 by David Fletcher
1956  The Axis alliance and Japanese-American relations, 1941 by Paul Schroeder
1955  Colonists from Scotland : emigration to North America, 1707–1783 by Ian C. C. Graham
1954  The development of American petroleum pipelines : a study in enterprise and public policy by Arthur M. Johnson
1953  A history of the Freedmen's Bureau by George R. Bentley
1952  Robert Morris : revolutionary financier. With an analysis of his earlier career by Clarence Versteeg
1951  History of Marshall Field & Co., 1852–1906 by Robert Twyman
1950  Horace Greeley : nineteenth-century crusader by Glyndon G. Van Deusen
1949  Steam power on the American farm by Reynold M. Wik
1948  John William Draper and the Religion of Science by Donald Fleming
1947  The Spanish struggle for justice in the conquest of America by Lewis Hanke
1946  Backwoods utopias; the sectarian and Owenite phases of communitarian socialism in America, 1663–1829 by Arthur E. Bestor (2d enlarged edition (1970) here)
1945  John Stuart and the Southern colonial frontier; a study of Indian relations, war, trade, and land problems in the Southern wilderness, 1754-1775 by John Richard Alden
1943  The American frontier in Hawaii; the pioneers, 1789–1843 by Harold Whitman Bradley
1941  The background of the revolution in Maryland by Charles A. Barker
1939  James Kent; a study in conservatism by John T. Horton

Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic History

The Birdsall Prize is currently awarded biennially for the most important work on European military or strategic history since 1870 by a citizen of the United States or Canada. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  The stuff of soldiers : a history of the Red Army in World War II through objects by Brandon M. Schechter
2018  Soldiers of empire : Indian and British armies in World War II by Tarak Barkawi
2016  The Great War and the origins of humanitarianism, 1918-1924 by Bruno Cabanes
2014  Arming Mother Nature : the birth of catastrophic environmentalism by Jacob Darwin Hamblin
2012  Burned Bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain by Edith Replogle Sheffer
2010  Nexus : strategic communications and American security in World War I by Jonathan Reed Winkler
2008  Cold war at 30,000 feet : the Anglo-American fight for aviation supremacy by Jeffrey A. Engel
2006  Assuming the burden : Europe and the American commitment to war in Vietnam by Mark Atwood Lawrence
2004  Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm : the evolution of operational warfare by Robert M. Citino
2002  A diplomatic revolution : Algeria's fight for independence and the origins of the post-Cold War era by Matthew Connelly
2000  A constructed peace : the making of the European settlement, 1945–1963 by Marc Trachtenberg
1998  British naval policy in the Gladstone-Disraeli era, 1866-1880 by John F. Beeler
1996  The arming of Europe and the making of the First World War by David G. Hermann
1994  Between mutiny and obedience : the case of the French Fifth Infantry Division during World War I by Leonard V. Smith
1992  Tannenberg : clash of empires by Dennis E. Showalter
1990  Unauthorized action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by Brian Loring Villa
1988  No award
1986  The seeds of disaster : the development of the French Army doctrine, 1919–1939 by Col. Robert A. Doughty

James Henry Breasted Prize

The James Henry Breasted Prize is awarded for the best book in English on any field of history prior to the year 1000 A.D. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Literate community in early Imperial China : the northwestern frontier in Han times by Charles Sanft
2019  The making of the Medieval Middle East : religion, society, and simple believers by Jack B. Tannous
2018  The Roman street : urban life and society in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Rome by Jeremy Hartnett
2017  The making of the ancient Greek economy : institutions, markets, and growth in the city-states by Alain Bresson
2016  Sexual violation in Islamic law : substance, evidence, and procedure by Hina Azam
2015  The destruction of the medieval Chinese aristocracy by Nicolas Tackett
2014  Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean : multilingualism and multiple identities in the Iron Age and Roman periods by Alex Mullen
2013  The nativist profits of early Islamic Iran : rural revolt and local Zoroastrianism by Patricia Crone
2012  Slavery in the late Roman world, AD 275-425 by Kyle Harper
2011  Public land in the Roman Republic : a social and economic history of Ager Publicus in Italy, 396–89 B.C. by Saskia T. Roselaar
2010  The two eyes of the Earth : art and ritual of kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran by Matthew P. Canepa
2009  Rituals of war : the body and violence in Mesopotamia by Zainab Bahrani
2008  Artisans in early Imperial China by Anthony J. Barbieri-Low
2007  The journey of Theophanes : travel, business, and daily life in the Roman East by John Matthews
2006  Framing the early Middle Ages : Europe and the Mediterranean, 400–800 by Chris Wickham
2005  The laws of the Roman people : public law in the expansion and decline of the Roman republic by Callie Williamson
2004  The discovery of freedom in ancient Greece by Kurt Raaflaub
2003  The mind in the cave : consciousness and the origins of art by David Lewis-Williams
2002  Restraining rage : the ideology of anger control in classical antiquity by William V. Harris
2001  Facing the ocean : the Atlantic and its peoples 8000 BC–AD 1500 by Barry Cunliffe
2000  Rome in the East : the transformation of an empire by Warwick Ball
1999  The history of cartography, volume 2 book 3 : cartography in the traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies, edited by David Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis
1998  No award
1997  The ancient Near East c. 3000–330 B.C. by Amélie Kuhrt
1996  Caesarius of Arles : the making of a Christian community in late antique Gaul by William E. Klingshirn
1995  Rivers of change : essays on early agriculture in eastern North America by Bruce D. Smith
1994  Passionate enlightenment : women in Tantric Buddhism by Miranda Shaw
1993  Prehistoric textiles : the development of cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with special reference to the Aegean by E. J. W. Barber.
1992  Hellenism in Late Antiquity by Glen W. Bowersock
1990  Sugawara no Michizane and the early Heian court by Robert Borgen
1989  Memphis under the Ptolemies by Dorothy J. Thompson
1988  The Hellenistic world and the coming of Rome by Erich S. Gruen
1987  No award
1986  The world of thought in ancient China by Benjamin I. Schwartz
1985  In search of history : historiography in the ancient world and the origins of Biblical history by John Van Seeters

Albert B. Corey Prize in Canadian-American Relations

The Corey Prize is sponsored jointly by the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association. This biennial prize is awarded in even numbered years for the best book on Canadian-American relations or on the history of both countries. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Levelling the lake : transboundary resource management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed by Jamie Benidickson
2018  The many captivities of Esther Wheelwright by Ann M. Little
2016  The people's network : the political economy of the telephone in the Gilded Age by Robert MacDougall
2014  The nature of borders : salmon, boundaries, and bandits on the Salish Sea by Lissa Wadewitz
2012  The traffic in babies : cross-border adoption and baby-selling between the United States and Canada, 1930-73 by Karen A. Balcom
2010  The texture of contact : European and Indian settler communities on the frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667-1783 by David L. Preston
2008   Crossing the border : a free Black community in Canada by Sharon A. Roger Hepburn
2006  Permeable border : the Great Lakes Basin as transnational region, 1650–1990 by John J. Bukowczyk, Nora Faires, David R. Smith, and Randy William Widdis
2004  Industrial sunset : the making of North America's rust belt, 1969-1984 by Stephen High
2002  A good and wise measure : the search for the Canadian-American boundary, 1783–1842 by Francis M. Carroll
2000  The second greatest disappointment : honeymooners, heterosexuality, and the tourist industry at Niagara Falls by Karen Dubinsky
1998  Traders' tales : narratives of cultural encounters in the Columbia Plateau, 1807-1846 by Elizabeth Vibert
1996  The siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776 : an episode in the American Revolution by Ernest Clarke
1994  Family, church, and market : a Mennonite community in the Old and the New Worlds 1850–1930 by Royden K. Loewen
1992  The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes Regions, 1650–1815 by Richard White
1990  United States expansionism and British North America, 1775–1871 by Reginald Stuart
1988  The lion, the eagle, and Upper Canada : a developing colonial ideology by Jane Errington
1986  The invasion within : the contest of cultures in Colonial North America by James L. Axtell
1984  In defence of Canada, volume 5 : Indochina : roots of complicity by James Eayers; Dreaming of what might be : The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880–1900 by Gregory S. Kealey and Bryan D. Palmer
1982  L’image des Etats-unis dans la litterature quebecoise (1775–1930) by Guildo Rousseau
1980  C. D. Howe : a biography by Robert Bothwell and William Kilbourn
1978  The people of Hamilton, Canada West : family and class in a mid-nineteenth-century city by Michael B. Katz
1976  Gompers in Canada : a study in American continentalism before the First World War by Robert H. Babcock
1974  Mike; the memoirs of the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson by Lester B. Pearson
1972  Arms, men, and governments : the war policies of Canada, 1939–1945 by Charles P. Stacey
1971  No award
1969  Britain and the balance of power in North America : 1815–1908 by Kenneth Bourne
1967  Canada & the American Revolution, 1774-1783 by Gustave Lanctôt

John H. Dunning Prize for U.S. history

The prize is offered for the best book on any subject pertaining to the history of the United States. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2019  Great crossings : Indians, settlers, and slaves in the age of Jackson by Christina Snyder
2017  This vast southern empire : slaveholders at the helm of American foreign policy by Matthew Karp
2015  Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters by Kate Brown
2013  American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
2011  From Bible Belt to Sunbelt : plain-folk religion, grassroots politics, and the rise of evangelical conservatism by Darren Dochuk
2009  What comes naturally : miscegenation law and the making of race in America by Peggy Pascoe
2007  Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge by Linda Lorraine Nash
2005  Vicious : wolves and men in America by Jon T. Coleman
2003  City of courts : socializing justice in progressive era Chicago by Michael Willrich
2001  The education of Laura Bridgman : first deaf and blind person to learn language by Ernest Freeberg
1999  "Asylum for mankind" : America, 1607-1800 by Marilyn Baseler
1997  Good wives, nasty wenches, and anxious patriarchs : gender, race, and power in Colonial Virginia by Kathleen M. Brown
1995  Farmers and fishermen : two centuries of work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630–1850 by Daniel Vickers
1993  Palatines, liberty, and property : German Lutherans in colonial British America by A. G. Roeber;  Indians, settlers & slaves in a frontier exchange economy : the Lower Mississippi Valley before 1783 by Daniel H. Usner, Jr.
1991  Waterfront workers of New Orleans : race, class, and politics, 1863–1923 by Eric Arnesen
1990  A midwife’s tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785–1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1989  The last of the fathers : James Madison and the Republican legacy by Drew McCoy
1988  Hoover Dam : an American adventure by Joseph E. Stevens
1987  Tobacco and slaves : the development of southern cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680–1800 by Allan Kulikoff
1986  Slavery and freedom on the middle ground : Maryland during the nineteenth century by Barbara J. Fields
1984  Eugene V. Debs : citizen and socialist by Nick Salvatore
1982  Transatlantic industrial revolution : the diffusion of textile technologies between Britain and America, 1790–1830s by David J. Jeremy
1980  The plains across : the overland emigrants and the trans-Mississippi West, 1840–60 by John P. Unruh, Jr.
1978  Politics and power in a slave society : Alabama, 1800–1861 by J. Mills Thornton
1976  Burnham of Chicago : architect and planner by Thomas S. Hines
1974  Salem possessed : the social origins of witchcraft by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum
1972  Mussolini and fascism; the view from America by John P. Diggins
1970  The creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787 by Gordon S. Wood
1968  Twelve against empire; the anti-imperialists, 1898–1900 by Robert L. Beisner
1966  Toward Lexington : the role of the British Army in the coming of the American Revolution by John Willard Shy
1964  Politics, principle, and prejudice, 1865-1866; dilemma of Reconstruction America by LaWanda Cox and John H. Cox
1962  The power of the purse : a history of American public finance, 1776–1790 by E. James Ferguson
1960  Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction by Eric L. McKitrick
1958  The Jacksonian persuasion; politics and belief by Marvin Meyers
1956  Strangers in the land; patterns of American nativism, 1860-1925 by John Higham
1954  The old country store by Gerald Carson
1952  Steamboats on the Western rivers; an economic and technological history by Louis C. Hunter, with the assistance of Beatrice Hunter
1950  Virgin land : the American West as symbol and myth by Henry Nash Smith
1948  Mahan on sea power by William E. Livezey
1946  Landlords and farmers in the Hudson-Mohawk region, 1790-1850 by David Ellis
1944  Admiral Sims and the modern American Navy by Elting E. Morison
1942  Boston's immigrants, 1790-1865; a study in acculturation by Oscar Handlin (rev. & enl. ed here)
1940  Robert Dale Owen, a biography by Richard W. Leopold
1938  Business enterprise in the American Revolutionary era by Robert A. East
1937  No award
1935  The rise and fall of the Choctaw Republic by Angie Debo
1933  The mission to Spain of Pierre Soule, 1853-1855; a study in the Cuban diplomacy of the United States by Amos A. Ettinger
1931  South Carolina during Reconstruction by Francis B. Simkins and R. H. Woody
1929  Benjamin H. Hill, secession and reconstruction by Haywood J. Pearce, Jr.

John E. Fagg Prize for the best publication in the history of Spain and Latin America

This prize was conferred annually for the best publication in the history of Spain and Latin America from 2001 to 2010. The prize is now dormant. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2010  Secret science : Spanish cosmography and the New World by Maria M. Portuondo
2009   All can be saved : religious tolerance and salvation in the Iberian Atlantic world by Stuart B. Schwartz
2008   A revolution for our rights : indigenous struggles for land and justice in Bolivia, 1880–1952 by Laura E. S. Gotkowitz
2007  On the wings of time : Rome, the Incas, Spain, and Peru by Sabine MacCormack
2006  Bárbaros : Spaniards and their savages in the Age of Enlightenment by David J. Weber
2005  The victors and the vanquished : Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300 by Brian A. Catlos; Liberty and equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770–1835 by Aline Helg
2004  A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 by Laurent Dubois
2003  Foundations of despotism : peasants, the Trujillo regime, and modernity in Dominican history by Richard Lee Turits
2002  Culture wars in Brazil : the first Vargas Regime, 1930–1945 by Daryle Williams
2001  How to write the history of the New World : histories, epistemologies, and identities in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History

The Fairbank Prize is awarded for the best work on the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan since the year 1800. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  In search of our frontier : Japanese America and settler colonialism in the construction of Japan’s borderless empire by Eiichiro Azuma
2019  The nature of disaster in China : the 1931 Yangzi River flood by Chris Courtney
2018  The Chinese typewriter : a history by Thomas S. Mullaney
2017  Vietnam : a new history by Christopher Goscha
2016  Men to devils, devils to men : Japanese war crimes and Chinese justice by Barak Kushner
2015  The sacred routes of Uyghur history by Rian Thum
2014  Tyranny of the weak : North Korea and the world, 1950–1992 by Charles K. Armstrong
2013  A continuous revolution : making sense of Cultural Revolution culture by Barbara Mittler
2012  Brokers of empire : Japanese settler colonialism in Korea, 1876-1945 by Jun Uchida
2011  Golden-silk smoke : a history of tobacco in China, 1550–2010 by Carol Benedict
2010  The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott
2009  Criminal justice in China : a history by Klaus Mühlhahn
2008  The talented women of the Zhang family by Susan Mann
2007  Public passions : the trial of Shi Jianqiao and the rise of popular sympathy in Republican China by Eugenia Lean
2006  The merchants of Zigong : industrial entrepreneurship in early modern China by Madeleine Zelin
2005  Hygienic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China by Ruth Rogaski
2004  House and home in modern Japan : architecture, domestic space, and bourgeois culture, 1880-1930 by Jordan Sand
2003  The Victorian translation of China : James Legge's Oriental pilgrimage by Norman Girardot
2002  Reconfiguring modernity : concepts of nature in Japanese political ideology by Julia Adeney Thomas
2001  The colonial Bastille : a history of imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862–1940 by Peter Zinoman
2000  The great divergence : Europe, China, and the making of the modern world economy by Kenneth Pomeranz
1999  Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II by John Dower
1998  Japan's total empire : Manchuria and the culture of wartime imperialism by Louise Young
1997  History in three keys : the Boxers as event, experience and myth by Paul A. Cohen
1996  Vietnam 1945 : the quest for power by David G. Marr
1995  The making of a Japanese periphery, 1750–1920 by Karen Wigen
1994  The making of a hinterland : state, society, and economy in inland North China, 1853–1937 by Kenneth Pomeranz
1993  Shanghai on strike : the politics of Chinese labor by Elizabeth Perry; Japan's Orient : rendering pasts into history by Stefan Tanaka
1992  Rents, taxes, and peasant resistance : the lower Yangzi Region, 1840–1950 by Kathryn Bernhardt; Offspring of empire : the Koch'ang Kims and the colonial origins of Korean capitalism, 1876-1945 by Carter J. Eckert
1991  Labor and imperial democracy in prewar Japan by Andrew Gordon
1990  Changing song : the Marxist manifestos of Nakano Shigeharu by Miriam Silverberg
1989  Culture, power, and the state : rural North China, 1900–1942 by Prasenjit Duara
1988  The state and labor in modern Japan by Sheldon Garon
1987  The origins of the Boxer Uprising by Joseph W. Esherick
1986  Japan's modern myths : ideology in the late Meiji period by Carol Gluck
1985  The peasant economy and social change in North China by Philip C. C. Huang
1983  The origins of the Korean War : volume 1 : liberation and the emergence of separate regimes, 1945–1947 by Bruce Cumings
1981  The Collapse of the Tokugawa bakufu, 1862–1868 by Conrad Totman
1979  The last Confucian : Liang Shu-Fling and the Chinese dilemma of modernity by Guy S. Alitto
1977  Japanese Marxist : a portrait of Kawakami Hajime, 1879–1946 by Gail Lee Bernstein
1975  The Taiping revolutionary movement by Jen Yu-wen
1973  The Meiji restoration by W. G. Beasley
1971  Hu Shih and the Chinese renaissance; liberalism in the Chinese revolution, 1917–1937 by Jerome B. Greider
1969  Hara Kei in the politics of compromise, 1905–1915 by Tetsuo Najita

The Herbert Feis Award

This prize was offered annually to recognize distinguished contributions to public history during the previous ten years. The prize was originally given for books produced by historians working outside of academe. In 2006, the scope of the award was changed to emphasize significant contributions in the field of public history, rather than to recognize a notable book. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2005  Dictatorship and demand : the politics of consumerism in East Germany by Mark Landsman
2004  Divided mastery : slave hiring in the American South by Jonathan Martin
2003  Inside the Cuban Revolution : Fidel Castro and the urban underground by Julia E. Sweig
2002  Learning to win : sports, education, and social change in twentieth-century North Carolina by Pamela C. Grundy
2001  Romancing the folk : public memory and American roots music by Benjamin Filene
2000  India's nuclear bomb : the impact on global proliferation by George Perkovich
1999  The technology of orgasm : "hysteria," the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction by Rachel P. Maines
1998  Discovering the unknown landscape : a history of America's wetlands by Ann Vileisis
1997  Same-sex dynamics among nineteenth-century Americans : a Mormon example by D. Michael Quinn
1996  In public houses : drink & the revolution of authority in colonial Massachusetts by David W. Conroy
1995  The new south comes to Wiregrass Georgia, 1860–1910 by Mark V. Wetherington
1994  Kimono : fashioning culture by Liza Crihfield Dalby
1993  Athenian economy and society : a banking perspective by Edward E. Cohen; Portia : the world of Abigail Adams by Edith B. Gelles
1992  The idea brokers : think tanks and the rise of the new policy elite by James A. Smith
1991  The Spanish Civil War : revolution and counterrevolution by Burnett Bolloten
1990  A present of things past : selected essays by Theodore Draper
1989  The irony of victory : World War II and Lowell, Massachusetts by Marc Scott Miller
1988  Proslavery : a history of the defense of slavery in America, 1701–1840 by Larry E. Tise
1987  The fatal shore by Robert Hughes
1986  A vigorous spirit of enterprise : merchants and economic development in Revolutionary Philadelphia by Thomas Doerflinger
1985  Breaking the land : the transformation of cotton, tobacco, and rice cultures since 1880 by Pete Daniel
1984  This land, this South : an environmental history by Albert E. Cowdrey

The Morris D. Forkosch Prize in British, British imperial, or British Commonwealth history

The Morris D. Forkosch Prize is offered biennially in odd years in recognition of the best book in English in the field of British, British Imperial, or British Commonwealth history. It replaces the Robert Livingston Schuyler Prize covering the same fields. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  The poverty of disaster : debt and insecurity in 18th-century Britain by Tawny Paul
2019  Yes to Europe! : the 1975 referendum and seventies Britain by Robert Saunders
2018  An uncertain age : the politics of manhood in Kenya by Paul Ocobock
2017  Rethinking the Scottish revolution : covenanted Scotland, 1637-51 by Laura Stewart
2016  Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 by Roy Foster
2015  Final passages : the intercolonial slave trade of British America, 1619–1807 by Gregory E. O’Malley
2014  Family secrets : shame and privacy in modern Britain by Deborah Cohen
2013  The afterlife of empire by Jordanna Bailkin
2012  Blood, sweat, and toil : remaking the British working class, 1939-45 by Geoffrey G. Field
2011  The company-state : corporate sovereignty and the early modern foundation of the British Empire in India by Philip J. Stern
2010  1688 : the first modern revolution by Steve Pincus
2009  The Victorian eye : a political history of light and vision in Britain, 1800–1910 by Christopher Otter
2008  War in England 1642–49 by Barbara Donagan
2007  Household gods : the British and their possessions by Deborah Cohen
2006  Moral capital : foundations of British abolitionism by Christopher Leslie Brown
2005  The absent-minded imperialists : empire, society, and culture in Britain by Bernard Porter
2004  Empire made me : an Englishman adrift in Shanghai by Robert Bickers
2003  Popular politics and the English Reformation by Ethan H. Shagan
2002  Civilising subjects : colony and metropole English imagination, 1830–1867 by Catherine Hall
2001  Nature's government : science, imperial Britain and the 'improvement' of the world by Richard Drayton
2000  Providence in early modern England by Alexandra Walsham
1999  Whitewashing Britain : race and citizenship in the postwar era by Kathleen Paul
1997  The middling sort : commerce, gender, and the family in England, 1680–1780 by Margaret R. Hunt
1995  British imperialism by P. J. Cain and A.G. Hopkins (2d ed. here)
1993  Merchants and revolution : commercial change, political conflict, and London's overseas traders, 1550–1653 by Robert Brenner

The Robert Livingston Schuyler Prize

1991  Class formation and urban-industrial society : Bradford, 1750-1850 by Theodore Koditschek
1986  The rise and fall of the political press in Britain by Stephen Koss
1981  English culture and the decline of the industrial spirit, 1850-1980 by Martin J. Wiener
1976  Macaulay : the shaping of the historian by John Clive
1971  Edward VI: the young King; the protectorship of the Duke of Somerset and Edward VI: the threshold of power; the dominance of the Duke of Northumberland by W.K. Jordan
1966  The image of Africa : British ideas and action, 1780-1850 by Philip D. Curtin
1961  Oxford and Cambridge in transition, 1558-1642; an essay on changing relations between the English universities and English society by Mark H. Curtis
1956  James VI and I by David Harris Willson
1951  Britain's Post Office; a history of development from the beginnings to the present day by Howard Robinson

The Leo Gershoy Award for 17th- and 18th-century West European history

This prize is awarded to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European history. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Sailing school : navigating science and skill, 1550–1800 by Margaret E. Schotte
2019  Assembling the tropics : science and medicine in Portugal’s empire, 1450-1700 by Hugh G. Cagle
2018  Collecting the world : Hans Sloane and the origins of the British Museum by James Delbourgo
2017  The Channel : England, France and the construction of a maritime border in the 18th century by Renaud Morieux
2016  Accounting for oneself : worth, status, and the social order in early modern England by Alexandra Shepard
2015  A world of paper : Louis XIV, Colbert de Torcy, and the rise of the information state by John C. Rule and Ben S. Trotter
2014  The memory of the people : custom and popular senses of the past in early modern England by Andy Wood
2013  Visible empire : botanical expeditions and visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment by Daniela Bleichmar
2012  The rule of moderation : violence, religion and the politics of restraint in early modern England by Ethan H. Shagan
2011  The reformation of the landscape : religion, identity, and memory in early modern Britain and Ireland by Alexandra Walsham
2010  The familiarity of strangers : the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno, and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period by Francesca Trivellato
2009  All can be saved : religious tolerance and salvation in the Iberian Atlantic world by Stuart B. Schwartz
2008  Tulipmania : money, honor, and knowledge in the Dutch golden age by Anne Goldgar
2007  The Enlightenment & the book : Scottish authors and their publishers in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, and America by Richard B. Sher
2006  Ending the French Revolution : violence, justice and repression from the terror to Napoleon by Howard G. Brown
2005  The body of the artisan : art and experience in the scientific revolution by Pamela H. Smith
2004  Obstinate Hebrews : representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 by Ronald Schechter
2003  Africans and the industrial revolution in England : a study in international trade and economic development by Joseph E. Inikori
2002  The cult of the nation in France : inventing nationalism, 1680–1800 by David A. Bell
2001  Radical enlightenment : philosophy and the making of modernity, 1650–1750 by Jonathan Israel
2000  The limits of royal authority : resistance and obedience in seventeenth-century Castile by Ruth MacKay
1999  The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making by Adrian Johns
1998  Spain's golden fleece : wool production and the wool trade from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century by Carla Rahn Phillips and William D. Phillips, Jr.
1997  Becoming a revolutionary : the deputies of the French National Assembly and the emergence of a revolutionary culture (1789–1790) by Timothy Tackett
1996  Sexuality, state, and civil society in Germany, 1700–1815 by Isabel V. Hull
1995  From Renaissance monarchy to absolute monarchy : French kings, nobles, & estates by J. Russell Major
1994  The new regime : transformations of the French civic order, 1789–1820s by Isser Woloch
1993  Aristocratic experience and the origins of modern culture : France, 1570–1715 by Jonathan Dewald
1992  The battle of the books : history and literature in the Augustan Age by Joseph M. Levine
1991  Liberty in absolutist Spain : the Hapsburg sale of towns, 1516–1700 by Helen Nader
1990  Rural change and royal finances in Spain at the end of the old regime by Richard Herr
1989  Brother to the Sun King, Philippe, Duke of Orléans by Nancy Nichols Barker
1988  Mind-forg'd manacles : a history of madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency by Roy Porter
1987  Six galleons for the King of Spain : imperial defense in the early seventeenth century by Carla Rahn Phillips
1986  Crime and the courts in England, 1660–1800 by John M. Beattie
1985  Richelieu and Olivares by John H. Elliott
1983  Partners in revolution : the United Irishmen and France by Marianne Elliott
1981  Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton by Richard S. Westfall
1979  The business of enlightenment : a publishing history of the Encyclopédie, 1775–1800 by Robert Darnton
1977  Patriots and liberators : revolution in the Netherlands, 1780–1813 by Simon Schama

Clarence H. Haring Prize
This is a quinquennial prize awarded to the Latin American author who has published the most outstanding book on Latin American history during the five years preceding the year of the award.  For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2016  Tierra Adentro, Mar en Fuera : el Puerto de Veracruz y su litoral a sotavento, 1519-1821 by Antonio Garcia de Leon
2011  Encruzilhadas da liberdade : histórias de escravos e libertos na Bahia, 1870–1910 by Walter Fraga Filho
2006  Las Metáforas del Cambio en la Vida Cotidiana: Cuba, 1898–1902 by Marial Iglesias Utset (English translation here)
2001  La política en las calles: Entre el voto y la movilización; Buenos Aires, 1862–1880 by Hilda Sábato
1996  A morté e uma festa: Ritos funebres e revolta popular no Brasil do seculo XIX by João José Reis
1991  Buscando un inca : identidad y utopia en los Andes, Peru by Alberto Flores Galindo (English translation here)
1986  Los estancieros y el imperio britanico by Jose P. Barran and Benjamin Nahum
1981  El Ingenio: complejo economico social cubano del azucar by Manuel Moreno Fraginals
1976  Politics, economics, and society in Argentina in the revolutionary period by Tulio Halperin-Donghi
1971  Pueblo en vilo; microhistoria de San José de Gracia by Luis Gonzalez (English translation here)
1966  Historia moderna de Mexico by Daniel Cosio Villegas

The Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean history

This prize honors Friedrich Katz, an Austrian-born specialist in Latin American history, whose nearly 50-year career inspired dozens of students and colleagues in the field. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2020  Erased : the untold story of the Panama Canal by Marixa Lasso
2019  Empire by invitation : William Walker and manifest destiny in Central America by Michel Gobat
2018  The woman who turned into a jaguar, and other narratives of native women in archives of colonial Mexico by Lisa Sousa
2017  Transatlantic obligations : creating the bonds of family in conquest-era Peru and Spain by Jane Mangan
2016  Technology and the search for progress in modern Mexico by Edward Beatty
2015  Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution by Ada Ferrer
2014  Visions of freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976–1991 by Piero Gleijeses

The Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's History

This prize is awarded annually for the book in women's history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly (1928-1982). For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Wayward lives, beautiful experiments : intimate histories of riotous Black girls, troublesome women, and queer radicals by Saidiya Hartman
2019  Intimate communities : wartime healthcare and the birth of modern China, 1937-1945 by Nicole E. Barnes
2018  Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century by Tera W. Hunter
2017  No mercy here : gender, punishment, and the making of Jim Crow modernity by Sarah Haley
2016  The devil's chain : prostitution and social control in partitioned Poland by Keely Stauter-Halsted
2015  The sexuality of history : modernity and the Sapphic, 1565–1830 by Susan S. Lanser
2014  Professing selves : transsexuality and same-sex desire in contemporary Iran by Afsaneh Najmabadi
2013  Republic of women : rethinking the republic of letters in the seventeenth century by Carol Pal
2012  The gender of memory : rural women and China's collective past by Gail Brook Hershatter and Ruth Mazo Karras
2011  Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America by Leslie J. Reagan
2010  Revolutionary conceptions : women, fertility, and family limitation in America, 1760–1820 by Susan E. Klepp
2009  What comes naturally : miscegenation law and the making of race in America by Peggy Pascoe
2008  The making of Our bodies, ourselves : how feminism travels across borders by Kathy Davis
2007  Specters of Mother India : the global restructuring of an empire by Mrinalini Sinha
2006  Cinderella's sisters : a revisionist history of footbinding by Dorothy Ko
2005  Women with mustaches and men without beards : gender and sexual anxieties of Iranian modernity by Afsaneh Najmabadi
2004  Common bodies : women, touch and power in seventeenth-century England by Laura Gowing
2003  Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby
2002  In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in twentieth-century America by Alice Kessler-Harris
2001  Tender violence : domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism by Laura Wexler
2000  Colonial citizens : republican rights, paternal privilege, and gender in French Syria and Lebanon by Elizabeth Thompson
1999  No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship by Linda K. Kerber
1998  Harriot Stanton Blatch and the winning of woman suffrage by Ellen Carol DuBois
1997  Dangerous pleasures : prostitution and modernity in twentieth-century Shanghai by Gail Hershatter
1996  Cultivating women, cultivating science : Flora's daughters and botany in England, 1760 to 1860 by Ann B. Shteir
1995  To paint her life : Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi era by Mary Lowenthal Felstiner
1994  Civilization without sexes : reconstructing gender in postwar France, 1917–1927 by Mary Louise Roberts
1993  Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880–1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
1992  How fascism ruled women : Italy, 1922–1945 by Victoria de Grazia
1991  Daughters of the shtetl : life and labor in the immigrant generation by Susan Glenn
1990  A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785–1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1989  Gender and the politics of history by Joan Wallach Scott (Rev. ed. here); Men, women, and work : class, gender, and protest in the New England Shoe Industry, 1780–1910 by Mary H. Blewett
1988  Heroes of their own lives : the politics and history of family violence : Boston, 1880–1960 by Linda Gordon
1987  Gender at work : the dynamics of job segregation by sex during World War II by Ruth Milkman
1986  The creation of patriarchy by Gerda Lerner
1985  French feminism in the nineteenth century by Claire G. Moses (e-book here)
1984  Abortion and woman's choice : the state, sexuality, and reproductive freedom by Rosalind Petchesky (Rev. ed., 1990, here)

The Martin A. Klein Prize in African History

This prize recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on African history published in English during the previous year. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Atomic junction : nuclear power in Africa after independence by Abena Dove Osseo-Asare
2019  African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa by Michael A. Gomez
2018  Matatu : a history of popular transportation in Nairobi by Kenda Mutongi
2017  The Portuguese massacre of Wiriyamu in colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013 by Mustafah Dhada
2016  A nervous state : violence, remedies, and reverie in colonial Congo by Nancy Hunt
2015  Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960 by Frederick Cooper
2014  Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965–2007 by Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
2013  Ethnic patriotism and the East Africa revival : a history of dissent, c. 1935-1972 by Derek R. Peterson
2012  A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960 by Bruce Hall
2011  War of words, war of stones : racial thought and violence in colonial Zanzibar by Jonathon Glassman
2010  On Trans-Saharan trails : Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa by Ghislaine Lydon

The Waldo G. Leland Prize

This prize is offered every five years for the most outstanding reference tool in the field of history. "Reference tool" encompasses bibliographies, indexes, encyclopedias, and other scholarly apparatus. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2016  In sun’s likeness and power : Cheyenne accounts of shield and tipi heraldry by James Mooney, edited by Peter Powell
2011  The new Cambridge history of Islam, edited by Michael Cook
2006  Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, edited by Rosemary Keller, Rosemary Ruether, and Marie Cantlon
2001  American national biography, edited by John Garraty and Mark Carnes
1996  Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Barbara Tenenbaum, editor in chief
1991  Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Israel Gutman, editor-in-chief
1986 The historical atlas of United States Congressional districts, 1789-1983, edited by Kenneth Martis
1981  Harvard encyclopedia of American ethnic groups, edited by Stephan Thernstrom

The Littleton-Griswold Prize in American Law and Society

This prize is awarded for the best book in any subject on the history of American law and society. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Policing the open road : how cars transformed American freedom by Sarah Seo
2019  Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America by Martha S. Jones
2018  Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century by Tera W. Hunter
2017  Vagrant nation : police power, constitutional change, and the making of the 1960s by Risa Goluboff
2016  Border law : the first Seminole War and American nationhood by Deborah Rosen
2015  Robert Love's warnings : searching for strangers in Colonial Boston by Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger
2014  The sympathetic state : disaster relief and the origins of the American welfare state by Michele Landis Dauber
2013  Lincoln's code : the laws of war in American history by John Fabian Witt
2012  Reasoning from race : feminism, law, and the civil rights revolution by Serena Mayeri
2011  Ratification : the people debate the Constitution, 1787–1788 by Pauline Maier
2010  Working knowledge : employee innovation and the rise of corporate intellectual property, 1800–1930 by Catherine L. Fisk; Settler sovereignty : jurisdiction and indigenous people in America and Australia, 1788–1836 by Lisa Ford
2009  The people and their peace : legal culture and the transformation of inequality in the post-revolutionary South by Laura F. Edwards
2008  The crisis of imprisonment : protest, politics, and the making of the American penal state, 1776–1941 by Rebecca M. McLennan
2007  Architect of justice : Felix S. Cohen and the founding of American legal pluralism by Dalia Tsuk Mitchell
2006  Constituting empire : New York and the transformation of constitutionalism in the Atlantic world, 1664–1830 by Daniel J. Hulsebosch
2005  The transatlantic constitution : colonial legal culture and the empire by Mary Sarah Bilder
2004  Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America by Mae M. Ngai
2003  Republic of debtors : bankruptcy in the age of American independence by Bruce H. Mann
2002  Recasting American liberty : gender, race, law, and the railroad revolution, 1865–1920 by Barbara Young Welke
2001  Crimes against nature : squatters, poachers, thieves, and the hidden history of American conservation by Karl Jacoby
2000  The color of the law : race, violence, and justice in the post–World War II South by Gail Williams O'Brien
1999  No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship by Linda K. Kerber
1998  Rethinking the New Deal court : the structure of a constitutional revolution by Barry Cushman
1997  The people's welfare : law and regulation in nineteenth-century America by William J. Novak
1996  Lawyers against labor : from individual rights to corporate liberalism by Daniel R. Ernst
1995  Regulating a new society : public policy and social change in America 1900–1933 by Morton Keller
1994  Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes : law and the inner self by G. Edward White
1993  Law, labor, and ideology in the early American republic by Christopher L. Tomlins
1992  Enterprise and American law, 1836–1937 by Herbert Hovenkamp
1991  Abe Fortas : a biography by Laura Kalman
1990  The transformation of criminal justice, Philadelphia, 1800–1880 by Allen Steinberg
1989  The Fourteenth Amendment : from political rhetoric to judicial doctrine by William E. Nelson
1988  The fisherman's problem : ecology and the law in California fisheries, 1850–1980 by Arthur F. McEvoy
1987  The NAACP's legal strategy against segregated education, 1925–1950 by Mark Tushnet
1986  Governing the hearth : law and family in nineteenth-century America by Michael Grossberg
1985  Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story : statesman of the Old Republic by R. Kent Newmyer
1966  The legal papers of John Adams, edited by L. Kinpin Wroth and Hiller B. Zobel

The J. Russell Major Prize on the history of France

The prize is awarded annually for the best work in English on any aspect of French history. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Lethal provocation : the Constantine murders and the politics of French Algeria by Joshua Cole
2019  Organic resistance : the struggle over industrial farming in postwar France by Venus Bivar
2018  1668 : the year of the animal in France by Peter Sahlins
2017  The great demarcation : the French Revolution and the invention of modern property by Rafe Blaufarb
2016  The burdens of brotherhood : Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France by Ethan Katz
2015  Contraband : Louis Mandrin and the making of a global underground by Michael Kwass
2014  The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre : the mysteries of a crime of state by Arlette Jouanna; translated by Joseph Bergin
2013  Empire and underworld : captivity in French Guiana by Miranda Frances Spieler
2012  The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution by Malick Walid Ghachem
2011  You are all free : the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery by Jeremy D. Popkin
2010  Martyrs and murderers : the Guise family and the making of Europe by Stuart Carroll
2009  Contested paternity : constructing families in modern France by Rachel G. Fuchs
2008  A revolution in commerce : the Parisian merchant court and the rise of commercial society in eighteenth-century France by Amalia D. Kessler
2007  Your death would be mine : Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War by Martha Hanna
2006  The invention of decolonization : the Algerian War and the remaking of France by Todd Shepard
2005  From penitence to charity : pious women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris by Barbara Diefendorf
2004  Napoleon : a political life by Steven Englund
2003  Science in the age of sensibility : the sentimental empiricists of the French enlightenment by Jessica Riskin
2002  The Diligent : a voyage through the worlds of the slave trade by Robert Harms
2001  Van Gogh and Gauguin : the search for sacred art by Debora Silverman
2000  The construction of memory in interwar France by Daniel J. Sherman

The Helen & Howard R. Marraro Prize for Italian or Italian-U. S. history

The prize is awarded annually for the best work on Italian history in any epoch, in Italian cultural history, or in Italian American relations. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Virtue politics : soulcraft and statecraft in Renaissance Italy by James Hankins
2019  Venice illuminated : power and painting in Renaissance manuscripts by Helena K. Szépe
2018  America in Italy : the United States in the political thought and imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763–1865 by Axel Körner
2017  Criminal law in liberal and fascist Italy by Paul Garfinkel
2016  The duke's assassin : exile and death of Lorenzino de' Medici by Stefano Dall'Aglio, translated by Donald Weinstein
2015  The Pope and Mussolini : the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
2014  Cultures of charity : women, politics, and the reform of poor relief in Renaissance Italy by Nicholas Terpstra
2012  Brokering empire : trans-imperial subjects between Venice and Istanbul by E. Natalie Rothman
2011  Ordinary violence in Mussolini's Italy by Michael R. Ebner
2010  Bitter spring : a life of Ignazio Silone by Stanislao G. Pugliese
2009  Heirs, kin, and creditors in Renaissance Florence by Thomas J. Kuehn
2008  Empires of Islam in Renaissance historical thought by Margaret Meserve
2007  Naples and Napoleon : Southern Italy and the European revolutions, 1780–1860 by John A. Davis
2006  The conquest of malaria : Italy, 1900–1962 by Frank M. Snowden
2005  Love and death in Renaissance Italy by Thomas V. Cohen
2004  Apocalypse in Rome : Cola di Rienzo and the politics of the new age by Ronald G. Musto
2003  Eye of the lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginning of modern natural history by David Freedberg
2002  The universities of the Italian Renaissance by Paul F. Grendler
2001  In the footsteps of the ancients : the origins of humanism from Lovato to Bruni by Ronald G. Witt
2000  Cardano's cosmos : the worlds and works of a Renaissance astrologer by Anthony Grafton
1999  Immigrants in the lands of promise : Italians in Buenos Aries and New York City, 1870–1914 by Samuel L. Baily
1998  Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italy : the Piedmontese nobility, 1861-1930 by Anthony L. Cardoza
1997  Dictating demography : the problem of population in fascist Italy by Carl Ipsen
1996  Paolo Giovio : the historian and the crisis of sixteenth-century Italy by T. C. Price Zimmermann
1995  The death of the child Valerio Marcello by Margaret L. King
1994  Avant-garde Florence : from modernism to fascism by Walter L. Adamson
1993  Mad blood stirring : vendetta and factions in Friuli during the Renaissance by Edward Muir, Jr.
1992  The heritage of Giotto's geometry : art and science on the eve of the scientific revolution by Samuel Y. Edgerton, Jr.
1991  The cost of empire : the finances of the Kingdom of Naples in the time of Spanish rule by Antonio Calabria
1990  From elite to mass politics : Italian socialism in the Giolittian era, 1900–1914 by James Edward Miller
1989  Schooling in Renaissance Italy : literacy and learning, 1300–1600 by Paul F. Grendler
1988  The mountains and the city : the Tuscan Appennines in the early Middle Ages by Christopher J. Wickham
1987  Emergence of a bureaucracy : the Florentine patricians, 1530–1790 by R. Burr Litchfield
1986  Moscow and the Italian Communist Party : from Togliatti to Berlinger by Joan Barth Urban
1985  The Renaissance in Rome by Charles L. Stinger
1984  Italian Marxism by Paul Piccone
1983  Corporatism and consensus in Florentine electoral politics, 1280–1400 by John M. Najemy
1982  Historians and historiography : in the Italian Renaissance by Eric Cochrane
1981  The building of Renaissance Florence : an economic and social history by Richard Goldwaithe
1980  Crisis and continuity : the economy of Spanish Lombardy in the seventeenth century by Domenico Sella
1979  Praise and blame in Renaissance Rome : rhetoric, doctrine, and reform in the sacred orators of the papal court, c. 1450–1521 by John W. O’Malley
1978  Family and community : Italian immigrants in Buffalo, 1880–1930 by Virginia Yans-McLaughlin
1977  The civic world of early Renaissance Florence by Gene A. Brucker
1976  Industrial imperialism in Italy, 1908–1915 by Richard A. Webster
1975  Rome before Avignon : a social history of thirteenth-century Rome by Robert Brentano
1974  The complete works of Sidney Sonnino by Benjamin F. Brown
1973  The Fascist experience; Italian society and culture, 1922–1945 by Edward R. Tannenbaum

The George L. Mosse Prize for European intellectual and cultural history since the Renaissance

The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding major work of extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality in the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since the Renaissance. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  This thing of darkness : Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia by Joan Neuberger
2019  Forgetful remembrance : social forgetting and vernacular historiography of a rebellion in Ulster by Guy Beiner
2018  The house of government : a saga of the Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine
2017  Toward democracy : the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought by James Kloppenberg
2016  The work of the dead : a cultural history of mortal remains by Thomas Laqueur
2015  A public empire : property and the quest for the common good in imperial Russia by Ekaterina Pravilova
2014  Prague, capital of the twentieth century : a surrealist history by Derek Sayer
2013  Empire and underworld : captivity in French Guiana by Miranda Frances Spieler
2012  Translating empire : emulation and the origins of political economy by Sophus A. Reinert
2011  Venice incognito : masks in the Serene Republic by James H. Johnson
2010  German orientalism in the age of empire : religion, race, and scholarship by Suzanne L. Marchand
2009  All can be saved : religious tolerance and salvation in the Iberian Atlantic world by Stuart B. Schwartz
2008  Jews, Germans, and Allies : close encounters in occupied Germany by Atina Grossmann
2007  The conquest of nature : water, landscape, and the making of modern Germany by David Blackbourn
2006  Charles Darwin, geologist by Sandra Herbert
2005  The Enlightenment Bible : translation, scholarship, culture by Jonathan Sheehan
2004  François Poulain de la Barre and the invention of modern equality by Siep Stuurman
2003  The myth of the French bourgeoisie : an essay on the social imaginary, 1750-1850 by Sarah Maza
2002  Fichte : the self and the calling of philosophy, 1762–1799 by Anthony J. La Vopa
2001  Basel in the age of Burckhardt : a study in unseasonable ideas by Lionel Gossman
2000  Scenarios of power : myth and ceremony in Russian monarchy : volume 2: From Alexander II to the abdication of Nicholas II by Richard S. Wortman

The Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize in the History of Journalism

This prize is awarded annually to the author of the most outstanding book published in English on any aspect of the history of journalism, concerning any area of the world, and any period. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Crying the news : a history of America's newsboys by Vincent DiGirolamo
2019  Pressing interests : the agenda and influence of a colonial East African newspaper sector by Phoebe Musandu
2018  Newsprint metropolis : city papers and the making of modern Americans by Julia Guarneri
2017  The news of Empire : telegraphy, journalism, and the politics of reporting in colonial India, c. 1830-1900 by Amelia Bonea

The Premio del Rey for early Spanish history

The prize is awarded biennially for the best book written on the medieval periods in Spain's history and culture 500-1516 A.D. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Victory's shadow : conquest and governance in Medieval Catalonia by Thomas W. Barton
2018  Defiant priests : domestic unions, violence, and clerical masculinity in fourteenth-century Catalunya by Michelle Armstrong-Partida
2016  Chariots of ladies : Francesc Eiximenis and the court culture of medieval and early modern Iberia by Nuria Silleras-Fernandez
2014  Defining boundaries in al-Andalus : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia by Janina M. Safran
2012  The measure of woman : law and female identity in the crown of Aragon by Marie A. Kelleher
2010  Enemies and familiars : slavery and mastery in fifteenth-century Valencia by Debra Blumenthal
2008  Illuminated haggadot from Medieval Spain : Biblical imagery and the Passover holiday by Katrin Kogman-Appel
2006  The victors and the vanquished : Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300 by Brian A. Catlos
2004  Shifting landmarks : property, proof, and dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000 by Jeffrey A. Bowman
2002  Making agreements in medieval Catalonia : power, order, and the written word, 1000–1200 by Adam J. Kosto
2000  The Kingdom of León-Castilla under King Alfonso VII, 1126–1157 by Bernard F. Reilly
1998  The aristocracy in twelfth-century León and Castile by Simon Barton
1996  Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages by David Nirenberg
1994  Crisis and continuity : land and town in late medieval Castile by Teofilo F. Ruiz
1992  The origins of peasant servitude in medieval Catalonia by Paul H. Freedman
1990  The Kingdom of León-Castilla under King Alfonso VI, 1065–1109 by Bernard F. Reilly

The James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History

This prize is given for historical writing that explores the integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Voices of the enslaved : love, labor, and longing in French Louisiana by Sophie White
2019  The occupation of Havana : war, trade, and slavery in the Atlantic world by Elena A. Schneider
2018  Freedom's debtors : British antislavery in Sierra Leone in the age of revolution by Padraic X. Scanlan
2017  Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640 by David Wheat
2016  Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas by Tamar Herzog
2015  Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution by Ada Ferrer; Final passages : the intercolonial slave trade of British America, 1619–1807 by Gregory E. O’Malley
2014  Two troubled souls : an eighteenth-century couple's spiritual journey in the Atlantic world by Aaron Spencer Fogleman
2013  The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
2012  Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation by Rebecca J. Scott and Jean-Michel Hebrard
2011  Atlas of the transatlantic slave trade by David Eltis and David Richardson; Domingos Álvares, African healing, and the intellectual history of the Atlantic world by James H. Sweet
2010  In the eye of all trade : Bermuda, Bermudians, and the maritime Atlantic World, 1680–1683 by Michael J. Jarvis
2009  Genealogical fictions : limpieza de sangre, religion, and gender in colonial Mexico by Maria-Elena Martinez
2008  The slave ship : a human history by Marcus Rediker
2007  On the wings of time : Rome, the Incas, Spain, and Peru by Sabine MacCormack
2006  Moral capital : foundations of British abolitionism by Christopher Leslie Brown
2005  Plants and empire : colonial bioprospecting in the Atlantic world by Londa Schiebinger
2004  A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 by Laurent Dubois
2003  Anne Orthwood's bastard : sex and law in early Virginia by John Ruston Pagan
2002  American pentimento : the invention of Indians and the pursuit of riches by Patricia Seed
2001  How to write the history of the New World : histories, epistemologies, and identities in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
2000  Indians and English : facing off in early America by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
1999  Republic of capital : Buenos Aires and the legal transformation of the Atlantic world by Jeremy Adelman

The John F. Richards Prize in South Asian History

This prize recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on South Asian history published in English during the previous calendar year. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Making the modern slum : the power of capital in colonial Bombay by Sheetal Chhabria
2019  Monsoon Islam : trade and faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast by Sebastian R. Prange
2018  Afghanistan rising : Islamic law and statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires by Faiz Ahmed
2017  Culture of encounters : Sanskrit at the Mughal court by Audrey Truschke
2016  Ashoka in ancient India by Nayanjot Lahiri
2015  Power, memory, architecture : contested sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300–1600 by Richard M. Eaton and Phillip B. Wagoner
2014  Crossing the Bay of Bengal : the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants by Sunil S. Amrith
2013  The millennial sovereign : sacred kingship and sainthood in Islam by A. Azfar Moin
2012  Small town capitalism in western India by Douglas E. Haynes
2011  The social space of language : vernacular culture in British colonial Punjab by Farina Mir

The Dorothy Rosenberg Prize for the history of the Jewish diaspora

This prize recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on the history of the Jewish diaspora published in English during the previous calendar year. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  A convert's tale : art, crime, and Jewish apostasy in Renaissance Italy by Tamar Herzig
2019  Rooted cosmopolitans : Jews and human rights in the twentieth century by James Loeffler
2018  The Jewish revolution in Belorussia : economy, race, and Bolshevik power by Andrew Sloin
2017  Kosher USA : how Coke became kosher and other tales of modern food by Roger Horowitz
2016  The consuming temple: Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940 by Paul Lerner
2015  After they closed the gates : Jewish illegal immigration to the United States, 1921-65 by Libby Garland

The Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History

This award is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University. This nonresidential prize is awarded annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project, and in particular for work that reflects thoughtful, critical, and rigorous engagement with technology and the practice of history. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2020  Elaine Sullivan, Constructing the sacred : visibility and ritual Landscape at the Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara
2019  Robert K. Nelson, Justin Madron, Nathaniel Ayers, and Edward Ayers, American panorama : an atlas of United States history
2018  Adam Clulow and Tom Chandler, Virtual Angkor
2017  Keisha Blain and Ibram Kendi, Black Perspectives
2016  West Chester Univ., Goin' North : stories from the first Great Migration to Philadelphia, Charles Hardy III and Janneken Smucker (West Chester Univ.) and Doug Boyd (Univ. of Kentucky Libraries)
2015  South Asian American Digital Archive, The first days project
2014  Kansas City Public Library, Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict, 1854-1865
2013  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Digital Archive : international history declassified, History and Public Policy Program
2012  Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Clarence Darrow Digital Collection, Univ. of Minnesota Law Library
2011  New York Public Library, What's on the menu?, a project of NYPL Labs. Ben Vershbow, project dir.; Rebecca Federman, project curator; and Michael Inman, project curator
2010  DocSouth, Going to the Show, Robert C. Allen, scholarly advisor; Natasha Smith, principal investigator; Elise Moore and Adrienne MacKay, project managers
2009  Univ. of Sydney, Digital Harlem : everyday life, 1915-1930

The Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history

This prize is awarded for an outstanding book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement, and adjustment, and the return of peoples originally from Africa. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  In this land of plenty : Mickey Leland and Africa in American politics by Benjamin Talton
2019  Frontiers of citizenship : a black and indigenous history of postcolonial Brazil by Yuko Miki
2018  Jah kingdom : Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the age of decolonization by Monique A. Bedasse
2017  Slavery at sea : terror, sex, and sickness in the Middle Passage by Sowande' Mustakeem
2016  Crossing the color line : race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana by Carina Ray
2015  Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution by Ada Ferrer
2014  Chosen people : the rise of American Black Israelite religions by Jacob S. Dorman
2013  The Black revolution on campus by Martha Biondi
2012  Sojourning for freedom : black women, American communism, and the making of black left feminism by Erik S. McDuffie
2011  Forging diaspora : Afro-Cuban and African Americans in a world of empire and Jim Crow by Frank Andre Guridy
2010  Ocean of letters : language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean diaspora by Pier M. Larson
2009  Captives and voyagers : black migrants across the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world by Alexander X. Byrd
2008  Diaspora conversions : black Carib religion and the recovery of Africa by Paul Christopher Johnson
2007  "New Negroes from Africa" : slave trade abolition and free African settlement in the nineteenth-century Caribbean by Rosanne Marion Adderley; Dreams of Africa in Alabama : the slave ship Clotilda and the story of the last Africans brought to America by Sylviane A. Diouf
2006  True-born maroons by Kenneth M. Bilby
2005  Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War by Melvin Patrick Ely
2004  Recreating Africa : culture, kinship, and religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770 by James H. Sweet
2003  In the shadow of slavery : African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 by Leslie M. Harris
2002  A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten by Julie Winch
2001  Brotherhoods of color : Black railroad workers and the struggle for equality by Eric Arnesen
2000  The rise of African slavery in the Americas by David Eltis
1999  Freedoms given, freedoms won : Afro-Brazilians in post-abolition San Paulo and Salvador by Kim D. Butler
1998  Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan
1997  Black jacks : African American seamen in the age of sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster; Rising wind : Black Americans and U.S. foreign affairs, 1935-1960 by Brenda Gayle Plummer
1996  Abiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay community by Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo
1995  Our rightful share : the Afro-Cuban struggle for equality, 1886–1912 by Aline Helg
1994  Life for us is what we make it : building Black community in Detroit, 1915–1945 by Richard W. Thomas