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Subject Guide: History: Award-winning Books (click on the down arrow for more)

The Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award is given for the best book on agricultural history in the United States.

The Henry A. Wallace Award is given for the best book on any aspect (broadly interpreted) of agricultural history outside the United States. For more information about the Agricultural History Society, sponsor of these awards, click here.

2019
Theodore Saloutos Award
Red Meat Republic : a hoof-to-table history of how beef changed America by Joshua Specht
Henry A. Wallace Award
Coffee is not forever : a global history of the coffee leaf rust by Stuart McCook

2018
Theodore Saloutos Award
Nature behind barbed wire : an environmental history of the Japanese American incarceration by Connie Y. Chiang
Henry A. Wallace Award
Rubber and the making of Vietnam : an ecological history, 1897–1975 by Mitch Aso

2017
Theodore Saloutos Award
Agrarian crossings : reformers and the remaking of the U.S. and Mexican countryside by Tore C. Olsson
Henry A. Wallace Award
Cattle in the backlands : Mato Grosso and the evolution of ranching in the Brazilian tropics by Robert W. Wilcox

2016
Theodore Saloutos Award
You can't eat freedom : Southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement by Greta de Jong
Henry A. Wallace Award
Collecting food, cultivating people : subsistence and society in Central Africa by Kathryn M. de Luna

2015
Theodore Saloutos Award
Planning democracy : agrarian intellectuals and the intended New Deal by Jess Gilbert
Henry A. Wallace Award
Resettling the range : animals, ecologies, and human communities in British Columbia by John Thistle

2014
Theodore Saloutos Book Award
A golden weed : tobacco and environment in the Piedmont South by Drew Swanson
Henry A. Wallace Award
Works in progress : plans and realities on Soviet farms, 1930-1964 by Jenny Leigh Smith

2013
Theodore Saloutos Book Award
Standing their ground : small farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War by Adrienne Monteith Petty
Henry A. Wallace Award
Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history by Gregory Cushman

2012
Theodore Saloutos Book Award
Putting the barn before the house : women and family farming in early-twentieth-century New York by Grey Osterud
Henry A. Wallace Award
A country merchant, 1495–1520 : trading and farming at the end of the Middle Ages by Christopher Dyer

2011
Theodore Saloutos Book Award
Braceros : migrant citizens and transnational subjects in the postwar United States and Mexico by Deborah Cohen
Henry A. Wallace Award
The institutional framework of Russian serfdom by Tracy Dennison

2010
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award
The color of the land : race, nation, and the politics of landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929 by David A. Chang
Henry A. Wallace Award
The deepest wounds : a labor and environmental history of sugar in Northeast Brazil by Thomas D. Rogers

2009
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award
Growing American rubber : strategic plants and the politics of national security by Mark Finlay

2008
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award
Trucking country : the road to America's Wal-mart economy by Shane Hamilton

2007
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award
Bound in twine : the history and ecology of the henequen-wheat complex for Mexico and the American and Canadian Plains, 1880-1950 by Sterling Evans

2006
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award
Plantation enterprise in colonial South Carolina by S. Max Edelson

2005
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award
On the Great Plains : agriculture and environment by Geoff Cunfer

2004
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award
The Great Meadow : farmers and the land in colonial Concord by Brian Donahue

2003
Theodore Saloutos Award
Every farm a factory : the industrial ideal in American agriculture by Deborah Fitzgerald

2002
Theodore Saloutos Award
Farm, shop, landing : the rise of a market society in the Hudson Valley, 1780-1860 by Martin Bruegel

2001
Theodore Saloutos Award
Deep Souths : Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island society in the age of segregation by William Harris

2000
Theodore Saloutos Award
Land and freedom : rural society, popular protest, and party politics in antebellum New York by Reeve Huston

1999
Theodore Saloutos Award
Of cabbages and Kings County : agriculture and the formation of modern Brooklyn by Marc Linder and Lawrence S. Zacharias

1998
Theodore Saloutos Award
Cutting into the meatpacking line : workers and change in the rural Midwest by Deborah Fink

1997
Theodore Saloutos Award
The minds of the West : ethnocultural evolution in the rural Middle West, 1830-1917 by Jon Gjerde

1996
Theodore Saloutos Award
Strawberry fields : politics, class, and work in California agriculture by Miriam J. Wells

1995
Theodore Saloutos Award
Transforming rural life : dairying families and agricultural change, 1820-1885 by Sally McMurry

1994
Theodore Saloutos Award
One South or many? : plantation belt and upcountry in Civil War-era Tennessee by Robert Tracy McKenzie

1991
Theodore Saloutos Award
From new day to New Deal : American farm policy from Hoover to Roosevelt, 1929-1933 by David E. Hamilton

1990
Theodore Saloutos Award
Prevailing over time : ethnic adjustment on the Kansas prairies, 1875-1925 by D. Aidan McQuillan

1989
Theodore Saloutos Award
The American backwoods frontier : an ethnic and ecological interpretation by Terry Jordan and Matti Kaups

1988
Theodore Saloutos Award
First the seed : the political economy of plant biotechnology, 1492-2000 by Jack Kloppenburg, Jr.

1987
Theodore Saloutos Award
To their own soil : agriculture in the Antebellum North by Jeremy Atack and Fred Bateman

1986
Theodore Saloutos Award
This bitter-sweet soil : the Chinese in California agriculture, 1860-1910 by Sucheng Chan

1985
Theodore Saloutos Award
Tobacco culture : the mentality of the great Tidewater planters on the eve of Revolution by T.H. Breen

1984
Theodore Saloutos Award
Cotton fields no more : southern agriculture, 1865-1980 by Gilbert Fite

1983
Theodore Saloutos Award
The reshaping of plantation society : the Natchez District, 1860-80 by Michael Wayne

1982
Theodore Saloutos Award
The old country school : the story of rural education in the Middle West by Wayne Fuller

1968
Book Award
Henry Cantwell Wallace as Secretary of Agriculture, 1921-1924 by Donald L. Winters

1967
Book Award
Gifford Pinchot, private and public forester by Harold T. Pinkett

1964
Book Award
The grain trade in the Old Northwest by John G. Clark

1963
Book Award
The forgotten farmers; the story of sharecroppers in the New Deal by David E. Conrad

1961
Book Award
The Mexican Mesta : the administration of ranching in colonial Mexico by William Dusenberry

1960
Book Award
The Farm Bureau and the New Deal; a study of the making of national farm policy, 1933-40 by Christiana McFadyen Campbell

1958
Book Award
God speed the plow; the coming of steam cultivation to Great Britain by Clark Spence

1957
Annual Book Award
Letters from a Texas ranch, written in the years 1860 and 1867 by George Wilkins Kendall to Henry Stephens Randall by Dr. Harry James Brown

William H. Welch Medal
The prize is awarded "one or more authors of a book (excluding edited volumes) of outstanding scholarly merit in the field of medical history published during the five calendar years preceding the award." For more information about the American Association for the History of Medicine, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019  The experiential Caribbean : creating knowledge and healing in the early modern Atlantic by Pablo Gómez
2018  From body to community : venereal disease and society in Baroque Spain by Cristian Berco
2017  Abortion after Roe by Johanna Schoen
2016  Neither donkey nor horse : medicine in the struggle over China's modernity by Sean Hsiang-Lin Lei
2015  Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America by Leslie J. Reagan
2014  Improvising medicine : an African oncology ward in an emerging cancer epidemic by Julie Livingston
2013  Pox : an American history by Michael Willrich
2012  Breathing space : how allergies shape our lives and landscapes by Gregg Mitman
2011  The cigarette century : the rise, fall, and deadly persistence of the product that defined America by Allan M. Brandt
2010  The collectors of lost souls : turning Kuru scientists into whitemen by Warwick Anderson
2009  Secrets of women : gender, generation, and the origins of human dissection by Katharine Park
2008  The conquest of malaria : Italy, 1900-1962 by Frank M. Snowden
2007  Hygienic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China by Ruth Rogaski
2006  Breast cancer wars : hope, fear, and the pursuit of a cure in twentieth-century America by Barron Lerner
2005  Dying in the city of the blues : sickle cell anemia and the politics of race and health by Keith Wailoo
2004  Time to heal : American medical education from the turn of the century to the era of managed care by Kenneth Ludmerer
2003  The greatest benefit to mankind : a medical history of humanity by Roy Porter
2002  The gospel of germs : men, women and the microbe in American life by Nancy Tomes
2001  The expressiveness of the body and the divergence of Greek and Chinese medicine by Shigehisa Kuriyama
2000  American cardiology : the history of a specialty and its college by W. Bruce Fye
1999  Last resort : psychosurgery and the limits of medicine by Jack D. Pressman
1998  Health and healing in eighteenth-century Germany by Mary Lindemann
1997  Trials of an ordinary doctor : Joannes Groenevelt in seventeenth-century London by Harold J. Cook
1996  The private science of Louis Pasteur by Gerald L. Geison
1995  A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1994  Medicine before the plague : practitioners and their patients in the crown of Aragon, 1285-1345 by Michael R. McVaugh
1993  Herophilus : the art of medicine in ancient Alexandria by Heinrich von Staden
1992  Death by migration : Europe’s encounter with the tropical world in the nineteenth century by Philip Curtin
1991  The therapeutic perspective : medical knowledge and identity in America, 1820-1855 by John Harley Warner
1990  In sickness and in wealth : American hospitals in the twentieth century by Rosemary Stevens
1989  Death in Hamburg : society and politics in the cholera years, 1830-1910 by Richard J. Evans
1988  Hospital life in enlightenment Scotland : care and teaching at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by Guenter B. Risse
1987  American medicine and statistical thinking, 1800-1860; and Medicine and American growth, 1800-1860 by James H. Cassedy
1986  The state and the mentally ill : a history of the Worcester State Hospital in Massachusetts, 1830-1920; and Mental institutions in America : social policy to 1875; and Mental illness and American society, 1875-1940 by Gerald N. Grob
1985  Taddeo Alderotti and his pupils : two generations of Italian medical learning by Nancy G. Siraisi
1984  The discovery of insulin by Michael Bliss
1983  Harvey and the Oxford physiologists : scientific ideas and social interaction by Robert Frank
1982  James Harvey Young, for scholarly contributions to the history of medicine
1981  Erna Lesky, for significant contributions to the history of medicine
1980  John Blake, for his valuable scholarly contributions to the history of medicine
1979  The great instauration : science, medicine and reform, 1626-1660 by Charles Webster
1978  Claude Bernard and animal chemistry : the emergence of a scientist by Frederick L. Holmes
1977  Lester S. King, "for his scholarly contributions to the history of medicine"
1976  Addison and the white corpuscles : an aspect of nineteenth-century biology; and Mind and body in eighteenth-century medicine : a study based on Jerome Gaub’s De regimine mentis by Lelland J. Rather; and for "his important continuing studies in the history of medicine"
1975  George W. Corner, for invaluable contributions
1974  Walter Pagel, for extensive and most valuable publications
1973  Galen on the usefulness of the parts of the body, translated from the Greek and with a commentary by Margaret Tallmadge May
1972  Medicine at the Paris hospital, 1794-1848 by Erwin H. Ackerknecht
1971  Charles Donald O'Malley, (posthumously) for scholarly contributions
1970  No award
1969  The cholera years, the United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866 by Charles Rosenberg
1968  Tom Rivers : reflections on a life in medicine and science; an oral history memoir, prepared by Saul Benison
1967  Marcello Malpighi and the evolution of embryology by Howard B. Adelman
1966  John Morgan, continental doctor by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.
1965  No award
1964  No award
1963  Saul Jarcho, for scholarly contributions
1962  The adoption of inoculation for smallpox in England and France by Genevieve Miller
1961  George Rosen, for contributions to the social history of medicine
1960  Richard H. Shyrock, for scholarly contributions
1959  No award
1958  The bubonic plague and England : an essay in the history of preventive medicine by Charles F. Mullett
1957  No award
1956  Letters of Benjamin Rush, edited by Lyman Henry Butterfield
1955  No award
1954  The life and times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi, surgeon of Bologna, 1545-1599. With a documented study of the scientific and cultural life of Bologna in the sixteenth century, by Martha Teach Gnudi and Jerome Pierce Webster
1953  Erwin H. Ackerknecht, for scholarly contributions
1952  Owsei Temkin, for scholarly contributions
1951  No award
1950  Henry E. Sigerist, for scholarly contributions

The PROSE Award

For more information about the Professional Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers, sponsor of this award, click here.

The slicing and dicing and re-arrangement of the categories below makes absolutely no sense.

Biological Anthropology, Ancient History, Archaeology
2020  Climate, clothing, and agriculture in prehistory : linking evidence, causes, and effects by Ian Gilligan
2019  Unearthing childhood : young lives in prehistory by Robin Derricourt
2018  Inka history in knots : reading khipus as primary sources by Gary Urton; The plague of war : Athens, Sparta, and the struggle for ancient Greece by Jennifer Roberts (honorable mention)

Classics/Archaeology and Ancient History
2018  Classics from papyrus to the internet : an introduction to transmission and reception by Jeffrey M. Hunt, R. Alden Smith, and Fabio Stok; The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire by Kyle Harper (honorable mention)
2017  Democracy : a life by Paul Cartledge; Learning Latin in the ancient way by Eleanor Dickey (honorable mention)
2016  The Roman Forum : a reconstruction and architectural guide by Gilbert J. Gorski and James E. Packer; Prison, punishment, and penance in late antiquity by Julia Hillner (honorable mention); The Pantheon : from antiquity to the present, edited by Tod A. Marder and Mark Wilson Jones; The closure of space in Roman poetics : empire's inward turn by Victoria Rimell (honorable mention); The museum of Augustus : the Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, the Portico of Philippus in Rome, and Latin Poetry by Peter Heslin (honorable mention)
2015  The material life of Roman slaves by Sandra R. Joshel and Lauren Hackworth Petersen; Jewish war under Trajan and Hadrian by William Horbury (honorable mention)
2013 Greece and Mesopotamia : dialogues in literature by Johannes Haubold; The prince of medicine : Galen in the Roman Empire by Susan P. Mattern (honorable mention)
2012  Through the eye of a needle : wealth, the fall of Rome, and the making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown; Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors by Joseph Roisman (honorable mention); Constantine, divine emperor of the Christian golden age by Jonathan Bardill (honorable mention)
2011  Sacred violence : Paul's hermeneutic of the cross by Robert Hamerton-Kelly; Constantine : dynasty, religion and power in the later Roman Empire by Timothy David Barnes (honorable mention)
2010  Makers of ancient strategy by Victor D. Hanson; Riot in Alexandria : tradition and group dynamics in late antique pagan and Christian communities by Edward J. Watts (honorable mention); Rome's world : the Peutinger map reconsidered by Richard Talbert (honorable mention)
2009  The deaths of Seneca by James Ker; The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire by Edward N. Luttwak (honorable mention)
2008  Democracy and knowledge : innovation and learning in classical Athens by Josiah Ober; Alcman and the cosmos of Sparta by Gloria Ferrari (honorable mention); The color of life : polychromy in sculpture from antiquity to the present by Roberta Pazanelli, Eike Schmidt, and Kenneth Lapatin (honorable mention); A companion to classical receptions by Lorna Hardwick and Christopher Stray (honorable mention)
2007  Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece by Joan Breton Connelly; Martial : the world of the epigram by William Fitzgerald (honorable mention)
2006  Caesar in Gaul and Rome : war in words by Andrew M. Riggsby; A Greek Roman Empire : power and belief under Theodosius II (408-450) by Fergus Millar (honorable mention)
2005  The world of Roman song : from ritualized speech to social order by Thomas Habinek
2004  The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis II : the classical building by William B. Dinsmoor and William B. Dinsmoor Jr. ; edited by Anastasia Norre Dinsmoor; Late Roman Spain and its cities by Michael Kulikowski (honorable mention)

European & World History
2020  The Holocaust and New World slavery : a comparative history by Steven T. Katz
2019  The invention of race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng
2018  The house of government : a saga of the Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine; Tamta's world : the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia by Antony Eastmond (honorable mention)
2017  Reformations : the early modern world, 1450-1650 by Carlos M.N. Eire; A culture of growth : the origins of the modern economy by Joel Mokyr (honorable mention); Europe after empire : decolonization, society, and culture by Elizabeth Buettner (honorable mention); Popular politics in the making of the modern Middle East by John Chalcraft (honorable mention)
2016  The work of the dead : a cultural history of mortal remains by Thomas W. Laqueur; Out of ashes : a new history of Europe in the twentieth century by Konrad H. Jarausch (honorable mention); Tropics of Haiti :  race and the literary history of the Haitian revolution in the Atlantic world, 1789-1865 by Marlene L. Daut (honorable mention)
2015  Revolutionary ideas : an intellectual history of the French Revolution from the Rights of Man to Robespierre by Jonathan Israel; Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution by Ada Ferrer (honorable mention); Infidel kings and unholy warriors : faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad by Brian A. Catlos (honorable mention); July crisis : the world's descent into war, Summer 1914 by T.G. Otte; The age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth (honorable mention); The golden age shtetl : a new history of Jewish life in east Europe by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (honorable mention)

History and American Studies/European & World History
2011  Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era, c. 680-850 : a history by Leslie Brubaker and John Haldon; Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel (honorable mention); The battle of Midway by Craig L. Symonds; Black Gotham : a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City by Carla L. Peterson (honorable mention)
2010  Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 by J. R. McNeil; The rule of empires : those who built them, those who endured them, and why they always fall by Timothy H. Parsons (honorable mention); Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age by Ann M. Blair (honorable mention)
2006  Inhuman bondage : the rise and fall of slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis; Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice by Raymond Arsenault (honorable mention)
2005  Racing the enemy : Stalin, Truman, and the surrender of Japan by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa; Liberty and freedom : a visual history of America's founding ideas by David Hackett Fischer
2004  Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation by Rhys Isaac
2003  Art in the lives of ordinary Romans : visual representations and non-elite viewers in Italy, 100 B.C. - A.D. 315 by John R. Clarke; The American way : a geographical history of crisis and recovery by Carville Earle (honorable mention); Sensory worlds in early America by Peter Charles Hoffer (honorable mention)
2002  The landscape of history : how historians map the past by John Lewis Gaddis; War under heaven : Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire by Gregory Evans Dowd
2001  Victorian sensation : the extraordinary publication, reception, and secret authorship of Vestiges of the natural history of creation by James A. Secord
2000  The construction of memory in interwar France by Daniel J. Sherman; Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market by Walter Johnson
1999  Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world, edited by G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar
1998  Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America by Ira Berlin (ebook here)
1997  Black jacks : African American seamen in the age of sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
1996  Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history, edited by Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, and Cornel West
1995  Encyclopedia of the United States in the twentieth century, Stanley I. Kutler, editor in chief
1994  Science and the secrets of nature : books of secrets in medieval and early modern culture by William Eamon
1993  Encyclopedia of the Confederacy, Richard N. Current, editor in chief
1992  New worlds, ancient texts : the power of tradition and the shock of discovery by Anthony Grafton with April Shelford and Nancy Siraisi
1991  A history of the Arab peoples by Albert Hourani

History of science and technology/History of STM
2020  The slow moon climbs : the science, history, and meaning of menopause by Susan P. Mattern
2019  Designing an internet by David Clark
2018  Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing by Marie Hicks; Out in the rural : a Mississippi health center and its war on poverty by Thomas J. Ward, Jr. (honorable mention)
2017  Strange glow : the story of radiation by Timothy J. Jorgensen; How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet by Benjamin Peters (honorable mention)
2016  American geography and geographers : toward geographical science by Geoffrey J. Martin; Another person's poison : a history of food allergy by Matthew Smith (honorable mention); Caring for the heart : Mayo Clinic and the rise of specialization by W. Bruce Fye (honorable mention)
2015  Ten thousand birds : ornithology since Darwin by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny and Bob Montgomerie; Earth's deep history : how it was discovered and why it matters by Martin J.S. Rudwick (honorable mention)
2012  Visible empire : botanical expeditions and visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment by Daniela Bleichmar; Picturing the book of nature : image, text, and argument in sixteenth-century human anatomy and medical botany by Sachiko Kusukawa (honorable mention); The sounding of the whale : science & cetaceans in the twentieth century by D. Graham Burnett (honorable mention)
2006  The troubled dream of genetic medicine : ethnicity and innovation in Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell disease by Keith Wailoo and Stephen Pemberton; The science of describing : natural history in Renaissance Europe by Brian W. Ogilvie
2005  Bursting the limits of time : the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of revolution by Martin J. S. Rudwick; Exploring ancient skies : an encyclopedic survey of archeoastronomy by David H. Kelley and Eugene F. Milone (honorable mention)
2004  Bicycle : the history by David V. Herlihy; Conserving the Enlightenment : French military engineering from Vauban to the Revolution by Janis Langins (honorable mention)
2003  The worldwide history of telecommunications by Anton A. Huurdeman; Genesis : the evolution of biology by Jan Sapp (honorable mention)
2002  Bathsheba's breast : women, cancer & history by James Olson (ebook here); The funding of scientific racism : Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund by William H. Tucker
2000  An odd kind of fame : stories of Phineas Gage by Malcolm Macmillan; Women becoming mathematicians : creating a professional identity in post-World War II America by Margaret A.M. Murray (honorable mention); War, technology, and experience aboard the USS Monitor by David A. Mindell
1999  The languages of Edison's light by Charles Bazerman
1998  The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making by Adrian Johns

U. S. History
2020  The cigarette : a political history by Sarah Milov
2019  The science and politics of race in Mexico and the United States, 1910-1950 by Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt
2018  Harlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts; honorable mention: True sex : the lives of trans men at the turn of the twentieth century by Emily Skidmore; honorable mention: The expanding blaze : how the American Revolution ignited the world, 1775-1848 by Jonathan Israel; honorable mention: Greater Gotham : a history of New York City from 1898 to 1919 by Mike Wallace
2017  The rise and fall of American growth : the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon; honorable mention: Our sister republics : the United States in an age of American revolutions by Caitlin Fitz; honorable mention: The slave's cause : a history of abolition by Manisha Sinha; honorable mention: Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy

U. S. History & Biography/Autobiography and World History & Biography/Autobiography
2018  Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg; Witnesses of the unseen : seven years in Guantanamo by Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir (honorable mention); Collecting the world : Hans Sloane and the origins of the British Museum by James Delbourgo (honorable mention)
2017  The rise of a Prairie statesman : the life and times of George McGovern by Thomas J. Knock; Marconi : the man who networked the world by Marc Raboy (honorable mention); The black Calhouns : from Civil War to civil rights with one African American family by Gail Lumet Buckley (honorable mention)
2016  Stalin : new biography of a dictator by Oleg V. Khlevniuk; Empire and revolution : the political life of Edmund Burke by Richard Bourke (honorable mention); Jonas Salk : a life by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs (honorable mention); Braddock's defeat : the Battle of the Monongahela and the road to revolution by David Preston; Fortune's fool : the life of John Wilkes Booth by Terry Alford (honorable mention); Slave against slave : plantation violence in the Old South by Jeff Forret (honorable mention); The saltwater frontier : Indians and the contest for the American coast by Andrew Lipman (honorable mention)
2015  Lady in the dark : Iris Barry and the art of film by Robert Sitton; Augustus : first emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy (honorable mention); The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence by David Bromwich; Gotham unbound : the ecological history of Greater New York by Ted Steinberg; Chop suey, USA : the story of Chinese food in America by Yong Chen (honorable mention); Gathering together : the Shawnee people through diaspora and nationhood, 1600-1870 by Sami Lakomaki (honorable mention); Qualifying times : points of change in U.S. women's sport by Jaime Schultz (honorable mention); Redemption songs : swing for freedom before Dred Scott by Lea VanderVelde (honorable mention)
2013  Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch; Jonathan Swift : his life and his world by Leo Damrosch (honorable mention); Tesla : inventor of the electrical age by W. Bernard Carlson (honorable mention); Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman by Jeremy Adelman (honorable mention)
2012  The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery by Witold Pilecki; translated by Jarek Garliński; American canopy : trees, forests and the making of a nation by Eric Rutkow; Lincoln's code : the laws of war in American history by John Fabian Witt (honorable mention); Roosevelt's lost alliances : how personal politics helped start the Cold War by Frank Costigliola (honorable mention); The wars for Asia, 1911-1949 by S.C.M. Paine; Orderly and humane : the expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War by R.M. Douglas (honorable mention)
2011  Bismarck : a life by Jonathan Steinberg; Wonder girl : the magnificent sporting life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Don Van Natta (honorable mention); Ghosts of revolution : rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran by Shahla Talebi (honorable mention); Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science (honorable mention)
2010  Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain, edited by Harriet Elinor Smith; Made in America : a social history of American culture and character by Claude S. Fischer; The whites of their eyes : the Tea Party's revolution and the battle over American history by Jill Lepore (honorable mention); My life by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya (honorable mention); The Poison King : the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy by Adrienne Mayor (honorable mention); Little did I know : excerpts from memory by Stanley Cavell (honorable mention)
2009  Empire of liberty : a history of the early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood; Chicago : a biography by Dominic A. Pacyga (honorable mention); Up from history : the life of Booker T. Washington by Robert J. Norrell (honorable mention); Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present by Christopher I. Beckwith; China's last great empire : the great Qing by William T. Rowe (honorable mention)
2008  Abraham Lincoln : a life by Michael Burlingame; The Comanche empire by Pekka Hämäläinen (honorable mention); Negro with a hat : the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant (honorable mention); War of a thousand deserts : Indian raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay (honorable mention); Europe between the oceans : themes and variations : 9000 BC to AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe; Death by a thousand cuts by Timothy Brook, Jerome Bourgon & Gregory Blue (honorable mention); The tropics of empire by Nicolas Wey Gomez (honorable mention)
2007  What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe; The treasure of the San José : death at sea in the War of the Spanish Succession by Carla Rahn Phillips; Journey to the East : the Jesuit mission to China, 1579-1724 by Liam Matthew Brockey
2006  Dean Acheson : a life in the Cold War by Robert Beisner; In search of Nella Larsen : a biography of the color line by George Hutchinson (honorable mention)
2005  William Empson, volume 1 : among the Mandarins by John Haffenden; Mencken : the American iconoclast by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
2004  The heretic in Darwin's court : the life of Alfred Russel Wallace by Ross A. Slotten
2003  Mendelssohn : a life in music by R. Larry Todd; Emerson by Lawrence Buell (honorable mention); Paul Whiteman : pioneer in American music, volume 1 by Don Rayno
2002  Herman Melville : a biography, volume 2 by Hershel Parker; A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten by Julie Winch
2001  Kant : a biography by Manfred Kuehn
2000  George Palmer Putnam : representative American publisher by Ezra Greenspan; Henry Norris Russell : dean of American astronomers by David H. DeVorkin (honorable mention)

Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize

The Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize is awarded annually by the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) for the best book or anthology about African American women's history. For more information about the Association of Black Women Historians, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019  Banking on freedom : black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal by Shennette Garrett-Scott
2017  Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive by Marisa J. Fuentes; Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar (honorable mention); Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century by Tera W. Hunter (honorable mention); The revolution has come : Black power, gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland by Robyn C. Spencer (honorable mention)
2015  Chained in silence : black women and convict labor in the New South by Talitha L. LeFlouria
2012  Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination by Alondra Nelson
2011  Talk with you like a woman : African American women, justice, and reform in New York, 1890-1935 by Cheryl D. Hicks; Groping toward democracy : African American social welfare reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949 by Priscilla A. Dowden-White; Sojourning for freedom : black women, American communism, and the making of black left feminism by Erik S. McDuffie
2010  Beauty shop politics : African American women's activism in the beauty industry by Tiffany M. Gill; Right to ride : streetcar boycotts and African American citizenship in the era of Plessy v. Ferguson by Blair Murphy Kelley; Jesus, jobs, and justice : African American women and religion by Bettye Collier-Thomas
2009  Sojourner Truth's America by Margaret Washington; Justice older than the law : the life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree; Beyond Lift every voice and sing : the culture of uplift, identity, and politics in black musical theater (2d ed.) by Paula Marie Seniors
2008  Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching by Paula Giddings; Left of Karl Marx : the political life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies; Telling histories : Black women historians in the ivory tower by Deborah G. White
2007  The segregated scholars : Black social scientists and the creation of Black labor studies, 1890-1950 by Francille Rusan Wilson; Private politics and public voices : Black women's activism from World War I to the New Deal by Nikki L. M. Brown
2006  Colored amazons : crime, violence, and Black women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910 by Kali N. Gross
2005  Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists by Lisa E. Farrington
2004  The politics of public housing : Black women's struggles against urban inequality by Rhonda Y. Williams
2003  Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby
2002  Persons of color and religious at the same time : the Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860 by Diane Batts Morrow
2001  On her own ground : the life and times of Madam C. J. Walker by A'Lelia Perry Bundles
2000  For freedom's sake : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Chana Kai Lee
1999  The history of Black business in America : capitalism, race, entrepreneurship by Juliet E. K. Walker
1998  Freedoms given, freedoms won : Afro-Brazilians in post-abolition São Paulo and Salvador by Kim D. Butler; African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
1997  To 'joy my freedom : Southern Black women's lives and labors after the Civil War by Tera W. Hunter
1996  What a woman ought to be and to do : Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era by Stephanie J. Shaw
1994  Living in, living out : African American domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940 by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
1993  Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
1992  Simple decency and common sense : the Southern Conference movement, 1938-1963 by Linda Reed
1991  Black feminist thought : knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins (Rev. 10th anniversary ed here)
1990  Lugenia Burns Hope, Black southern reformer by Jacqueline Anne Rouse; Black women in white : racial conflict and cooperation in the nursing profession, 1890-1950 by Darlene Clark Hine
1987  Standing at Armageddon : the United States, 1877-1919 by Nell Irvin Painter
1986  The Black women in the Middle West Project : a comprehensive resource guide, Illinois and Indiana : historical essays, oral histories,
biographical profiles, and document collections by Darlene Clark Hine; Ar'n't I a woman? : female slaves in the plantation South by Deborah Gray White
1985  Labor of love, labor of sorrow : Black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present by Jacqueline Jones; Slavery and freedom on the middle ground : Maryland during the nineteenth century by Barbara Jeanne Fields; Free Frank : a Black pioneer on the antebellum frontier by Juliet E. K. Walker
1984  The African nexus : Black American perspectives on the European partitioning of Africa, 1880-1920 by Sylvia M. Jacobs

The Bancroft Prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University in the City of New York. Under the terms of the will of the late Fredric Bancroft, provision is made for two annual prizes of equal rank to be awarded to the authors of distinguished works in either or both of the following categories: American History (including biography) and Diplomacy. For more information about the Bancroft Prize, awarded by Columbia University in New York City, click here.

2020
Saving America's cities : Ed Logue and the struggle to renew urban America in the suburban age by Lizabeth Cohen
Illusions of emancipation : the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery by Joseph P. Reidy

2019
Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom by David W. Blight
Our beloved kin : a new history of King Philip's War by Lisa Brooks

2018
Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio
God's red son : the Ghost Dance religion and the making of modern America by Louis S. Warren
Darkness falls on the land of light : experiencing religious awakenings in eighteenth-century New England by Douglas L. Winiarski

2017
The other slavery : the uncovered story of Indian enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez
Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
Remaking the American patient : how Madison Avenue and modern medicine turned patients into consumers by Nancy Tomes

2016
Madison's hand : revising the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder
The saltwater frontier : Indians and the contest for the American coast by Andrew Lipman
Border law : the first Seminole War and American nationhood by Deborah A. Rosen

2015
Empire of cotton : a global history by Sven Beckert
The Empire of Necessity : slavery, freedom, and deception in the New World by Greg Grandin

2014
Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time by Ira Katznelson
A misplaced massacre : struggling over the memory of Sand Creek by Ari Kelman

2013
The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
Lincoln's code : the laws of war in American history by John Fabian Witt

2012
Courage to dissent : Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement by Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Empires, nations, and families : a history of the North American West, 1800–1860 by Anne F. Hyde
Age of fracture by Daniel T. Rodgers

2011
Ourselves unborn : a history of the fetus in modern America by Sara Dubow
The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery by Eric Foner
Freedom bound : law, labor, and civic identity in colonizing English America, 1580-1865 by Christopher Tomlins

2010
Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits by Linda Gordon
Abigail Adams by Woody Holton
White mother to a dark race : settler colonialism, maternalism, and the removal of indigenous children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 by Margaret D. Jacobs

2009
Killing for coal : America's deadliest labor war by Thomas G. Andrews
This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust
The Comanche empire by Pekka Hämäläinen

2008
The cigarette century : the rise, fall, and deadly persistence of the product that defined America by Allan M. Brandt (ebook here)
The populist vision by Charles Postel
Our savage neighbors : how Indian war transformed early America by Peter Silver

2007
Mockingbird song : ecological landscapes of the South by Jack Temple Kirby
William James : in the maelstrom of American modernism : a biography by Robert D. Richardson

2006
Dwelling place : a plantation epic by Erskine Clarke
The global cold war : third world interventions and the making of our times by Odd Arne Westad
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz

2005
Israel on the Appomattox : a Southern experiment in Black freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War by Melvin Patrick Ely
From Jim Crow to civil rights : the Supreme Court and the struggle for racial equality by Michael J. Klarman
Conjectures of order : intellectual life and the American South, 1810–1860 by Michael O’Brien

2004
In the presence of mine enemies : war in the heart of America, 1859-1863 by Edward L. Ayers
A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South from slavery to the great migration by Steven Hahn
Jonathan Edwards : a life by George M. Marsden

2003
Captives & cousins : slavery, kinship, and community in the Southwest borderlands by James F. Brooks
The Indian slave trade : the rise of the English empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay 

2002
Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory by David W. Blight
In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th century America by Alice Kessler-Harris

2001
Roaring camp : the social world of the California gold rush by Susan Lee Johnson
The chief: the life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw

2000
Into the American woods : negotiators on the American frontier by James H. Merrell
Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II by John Dower
The great Arizona orphan abduction by Linda Gordon

1999
Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America by Ira Berlin (ebook here)
Slave counterpoint : Black culture in eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan
The name of war : King Philip's War and the origins of American identity by Jill Lepore

1998
Southern cross : the beginnings of the Bible Belt by Christine Leigh Heyrman
The clash : a history of U.S.-Japan relations by Walter LaFeber
The origins of the urban crisis : race and inequality in postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue

1997
Explicit and authentic acts : amending the U.S. constitution, 1776-1995 by David E. Kyvig
Grand expectations : the United States, 1945-1974 by James T. Patterson

1996
William Cooper's town : power and persuasion on the frontier of the early American republic by Alan Taylor
Walt Whitman's America : a cultural biography by David S. Reynolds

1995
The refiner's fire : the making of Mormon cosmology, 1644-1844 by John L. Brooke
Local people : the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer

1994
The age of Federalism by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick
Tumult and silence at Second Creek : an inquiry into a Civil War slave conspiracy by Winthrop D. Jordan
W.E.B. Du Bois, volume 1 : the biography of a race, 1868-1919 by David Levering Lewis

1993
Margaret Fuller : an American romantic life, volume 1 : the private years by Charles Capper
A preponderance of power : national security, the Truman administration, and the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler

1992
Nature's metropolis : Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
The destructive war : William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans by Charles Royster

1991
Making a new deal : industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen
A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

1990
The Indians' new world : Catawbas and their neighbors from European contact through the era of removal by James H. Merrell
Dark journey : black Mississippians in the age of Jim Crow by Neil R. McMillen

1989
Reconstruction : America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner
Inventing the people : the rise of popular sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S. Morgan

1988
The rise of American air power : the creation of Armageddon by Michael S. Sherry
Unfree labor : American slavery and Russian serfdom by Peter Kolchin

1987
A vigorous spirit of enterprise : merchants and economic development in Revolutionary Philadelphia by Thomas Doerflinger
Roots of violence in Black Philadelphia, 1860-1900 by Roger Lane

1986
Crabgrass frontier : the suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson
Labor of love, labor of sorrow : Black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present by Jacqueline Jones

1985
The free women of Petersburg : status and culture in a southern town, 1784-1860 by Suzanne Lebsock
The life and times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman

1984
Booker T. Washington : the wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 by Louis R. Harlan
The social transformation of American medicine by Paul Starr

1983
Entertaining Satan : witchcraft and the culture of early New England by John Putnam Demos
Eugene V. Debs : citizen and socialist by Nick Salvatore

1982
A people in revolution : the American revolution and political society in New York, 1760-1790 by Edward Countryman
Cradle of the middle class : the family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865 by Mary P. Ryan

1981
Walter Lippmann and the American century by Ronald Steel
Alice James: a biography by Jean Strouse

1980
Franklin D. Roosevelt and American foreign policy, 1932-1945 by Robert Dallek
Women at work : the transformation of work and community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860 by Thomas Dublin
Dust Bowl : the southern plains in the 1930s by Donald Worster (25th anniversary edition here)

1979
Allies of a kind : the United States, Britain, and the war against Japan, 1941-1945 by Christopher Thorne
Rockdale : the growth of an American village in the early industrial revolution by Anthony F. C. Wallace

1978
The visible hand : the managerial revolution in American business by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
The transformation of American law, 1780-1860 by Morton J. Horwitz

1977
Class and community : the industrial revolution in Lynn by Alan Dawley
The minutemen and their world by Robert A. Gross
Slave population and economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834 by Barry W. Higman

1976
The problem of slavery in the age of revolution, 1770-1823 by David Brion Davis
Edith Wharton : a biography by R. W. B. Lewis

1975
Time on the cross : the economics of American Negro slavery and Time on the cross : evidence and methods--a supplement by Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman
Deterrence in American foreign policy : theory and practice by Alexander L. George and Richard Smoke
Roll, Jordan, roll : the world the slaves made by Eugene Genovese

1974
Frederick Jackson Turner : historian, scholar, teacher by Ray Allen Billington
The devil and John Foster Dulles by Townsend Hoopes
The other Bostonians : poverty and progress in the American metropolis, 1880-1970 by Stephan Thernstrom

1973
Fire in the lake : the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGerald
The United States and the origins of the cold war, 1941-1947 by John Lewis Gaddis
Booker T. Washington ; the making of a Black leader, 1856-1901 by Louis R. Harlan

1972
Neither Black nor white ; slavery and race relations in Brazil and the United States by Carl N. Degler
The Mathers : three generations of Puritan intellectuals, 1596-1728 by Robert Middlekauff
The European discovery of America, volume 1 : the northern voyages, A.D. 500-1600 by Samuel Eliot Morison

1971
A history of broadcasting in the United States, volume 3 : The image empire : from 1953 by Erik Barnouw
Birth control in America : the career of Margaret Sanger by David M. Kennedy
Andrew Carnegie by Joseph Frazier Wall

1970
Charles Willson Peale by Charles Coleman Sellers
The creation of the American republic, 1776-1787 by Gordon S. Wood
Scottsboro : a tragedy of the American South by Dan T. Carter (Rev. ed. (2007) here)

1969
White over black : American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D. Jordan
Woodrow Wilson and world politics : America's response to war and revolution by N. Gordon Levin Jr.
The brains trust by Rexford Guy Tugwell

1968
A history of Negro education in the South from 1619 to the present by Henry Allen Bullock
From Puritan to Yankee :  character and social order in Connecticut, 1690-1765 by Richard L. Bushman
The ideological origins of the American revolution by Bernard Bailyn

1967
Prelude to civil war : the nullification controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836 by William W. Freehling
James K. Polk, volume 2 : Continentalist, 1843-1846 by Charles Sellers
The Washington community, 1800-1828 by James Sterling Young

1966
The peacemakers : the great powers and American independence by Richard B. Morris
Between two empires : the ordeal of the Philippines, 1929-1946 by Theodore W. Friend III

1965
Castlereagh and Adams : England and the United States, 1812-1823 by Bradford Perkins
Portrait of a general : Sir Henry Clinton in the War of Independence by William B. Willcox
The United States and the Far Eastern crisis of 1933-1938; from the Manchurian incident through the initial stage of the undeclared Sino-Japanese war by Dorothy Borg

1964
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 by William E. Leuchtenburg
The liberator : William Lloyd Garrison, a biography by John L. Thomas
Power, freedom, and diplomacy: the foreign policy of the United States of America by Paul Seabury

1963
John Adams by Page Smith
Pearl Harbor : warning and decision by Roberta Wohlstetter
The might of nations: world politics in our time by John G. Stoessinger (rev. ed (1965) here; 3d ed (1969) here)

1962
The transformation of the school : progressivism in American education, 1876-1957 by Lawrence A. Cremin
To the Farewell address : ideas of early American foreign policy by Felix Gilbert
Charles Francis Adams, 1807-1866 by Martin B. Duberman

1961
The Jefferson image in the American mind by Merrill D. Peterson
Wilson, volume 3 : the struggle for neutrality, 1914-1915 by Arthur S. Link

1960
The age of the democratic revolution : a political history of Europe and America, 1760-1800 by R. R. Palmer
In the days of McKinley by Margaret Leech

1959
Henry Adams, the middle years by Ernest Samuels
The Americans : the colonial experience by Daniel J. Boorstin

1958
The age of Roosevelt, volume 1 : the crisis of the old order, 1919-1933 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
A history of American magazines, volume 4 : 1885-1905 by Frank Luther Mott

1957
Soviet-American relations, 1917-1920, volume 1 : Russia leaves the war by George F. Kennan
Wilson, volume 2 : the new freedom by Arthur S. Link

1956
Henry Adams, a biography by Elizabeth Stevenson
Lincoln, the President by J. G. Randall and Richard N. Current

1955
Great river : the Rio Grande in North American history by Paul Horgan
The Jacksonians ; a study in administrative history, 1829-1861 by Leonard D. White

1954
Seedtime of the Republic ; the origin of the American tradition of political liberty by Clinton Rossiter
The undeclared war, 1940-1941 by William L. Langer and S. Everett Gleason

1953
The era of good feelings by George Dangerfield
Rendezvous with destiny; a history of modern American reform by Eric F. Goldman

1952
Charles Evans Hughes by Merlo J. Pusey
Origins of the new South, 1877-1913 by C. Vann Woodward

1951
Our more perfect union; from eighteenth-century principles to twentieth century practice by Arthur N. Holcombe
Virgin land; the American West as symbol and myth by Henry N. Smith

1950
The great war for the Empire, volume 7 : The victorious year, 1758-1760 by Lawrence H. Gipson (rev. ed. here)
Coronado ; knight of pueblos and plains by Herbert E. Bolton

1949
Roosevelt and Hopkins, an intimate history by Robert E. Sherwood
History of United States naval operations in World War II, volume 3: The rising sun in the Pacific by Samuel E. Morison

1948
Ordeal of the Union by Allan Nevins
Across the wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians formed in the early decades of the 20th century in response to women academics' sense of professional isolation.  The Berkshire Conference First Book Prize is a prize for a first book in any field of history written by a woman who is normally resident in North America. For more information about the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, sponsors of The Berkshire First Book Prize, click here.

2019
For a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: Her neighbor's wife : a history of lesbian desire within marriage by Lauren Jae Gutterman
For a first book in any field of history that does not focus on the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: Policing the open road : how cars transformed American freedom by Sarah A. Seo
2018
For a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: Set the world on fire : black nationalist women and the global struggle for freedom by Keisha N. Blain
For a first book in any field of history that does not focus on the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: Memory lands: King Philip’s War and the place of violence in the Northeast by Christine M. DeLucia
2017
For a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: Contested bodies : pregnancy, childrearing, and slavery in Jamaica by Sasha Turner
For a first book in any field of history that does not focus on the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: The INS on the line : making immigration law on the US-Mexico border, 1917-1954 by S. Deborah Kang
2016
For a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive by Marisa J. Fuentes
For a first book in any field of history that does not focus on the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: A temperate empire : making climate change in early America by Anya Zilberstein
2015
For a first book written by a woman that deals substantially with history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: Chained in silence : Black women and convict labor in the new South by Talitha L. LeFlouria
For a first book in any field of history except gender, women, or sexuality, written by a woman: The global transformation of time : 1870-1950 by Vanessa Ogle
2014
For a first book written by a woman that deals substantially with history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: New Netherland connections : intimate networks and Atlantic ties in seventeenth-century America by Susanah Shaw Romney
For a first book in any field of history except gender, women, or sexuality, written by a woman: Asian slaves in colonial Mexico : from Chinos to Indians by Tatiana Seijas
2013
For a first book written by a woman that deals substantially with history of women, gender, and/or sexuality: The law of kinship : anthropology, psychoanalysis, and the family in France by Camille Robcis
For a first book in any field of history except gender, women, or sexuality, written by a woman: Sacred relics : pieces of the past in nineteenth-century America by Teresa Barnett
2012
For best first book by a woman in the fields of women's, gender, and/or sexuality history: Aloha America : hula circuits through the U.S. empire by Adria Imada
For best first book by a woman in any field of history: Crossroads at Clarksdale : the Black freedom struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II by Françoise Hamlin
2011
For best first book by a woman in the fields of women's, gender, and/or sexuality history: The politics of fashion in eighteenth-century America by Kate Haulman
For best first book by a woman in any field of history: The spirits and the law : vodou and power in Haiti by Kate Ramsey
2010  Slavery in Indian country : the changing face of captivity in early America by Christina Snyder; Living the revolution : Italian women's resistance and radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 by Jennifer Guglielmo (honorable mention)
2009  Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the post-Emancipation South by Hannah Rosen
2008  True to her word : the faithful maiden cult in late Imperial China by Weijing Lu
2007  Peace came in the form of a woman : Indians and Spaniards in the Texas borderlands by Juliana Barr
2006  Venomous tongues : speech and gender in late medieval England by Sandra Bardsley; Habits of compassion : Irish Catholic nuns and the origins of New York’s welfare system, 1830-1920 by Maureen Fitzgerald
2005  Birthing the nation : sex, science, and the conception of eighteenth-century Britons by Lisa Forman Cody
2004  Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America by Mae M. Ngai; Hygenic modernity : meanings of health and disease in treaty-port China by Ruth Rogaski
2003  Muddied waters : race, region, and local history in Colombia, 1846-1948 by Nancy Appelbaum
2002  Postcolonial Vietnam : new histories of the national past by Patricia M. Pelley
2001  Fabricating women : the seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 by Clare Haru Crowston
2000  Gendered compromises : political cultures and the state in Chile, 1920-1950 by Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt; Colonial citizens : republican rights, paternal privilege, and gender in French Syria and Lebanon by Elizabeth Thompson
1999  Insurgent Cuba : race, nation, and revolution, 1868-1898 by Ada Ferrer
1998  The name of war : King Philip's War and the origins of American identity by Jill Lepore
1997  A mission to civilize : the republican idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930 by Alice Conklin
1996  Sexuality, state, and civil society in Germany, 1700-1815 by Isabel V. Hull; Good wives, nasty wenches, and anxious patriarchs : gender, race, and power in colonial Virginia by Kathleen M. Brown (honorable mention)
1995  Florence Kelley and the nation's work : volume 1 : the rise of women's political culture, 1830-1900 by Kathryn Kish Sklar
1994  Pitied but not entitled : single mothers and the history of welfare, 1890-1935 by Linda Gordon
1993  Black neighbors : race and the limits of reform in the American settlement house movement, 1890-1945 by Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn; Women, the state, and revolution : Soviet family policy and social life, 1917-1936 by Wendy Z. Goldman
1992  Visionary women : ecstatic prophecy in seventeenth-century England by Phyllis Mack
1991  The Vietnam wars, 1945-1990 by Marilyn B. Young
1990  Madame le professeur : women educators in the Third Republic by Jo Burr Margadent; A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The CHA represents the interests of historians and the heritage community to government, archives, granting and other agencies; organizes conferences; publishes the best of Canadian historical scholarship; and awards a range of prizes to historians who have produced exceptional work. For more information about the CHS-SHA (in English), click here.

The François-Xavier Garneau Medal, awarded every five years, is the most prestigious of the CHA prizes. It honours an outstanding Canadian contribution to historical research.
2020  Give and take : the citizen-taxpayer and the rise of Canadian democracy by Shirley Tillotson
2015  Wife to widow : lives, laws, and politics in nineteenth-century Montreal by Bettina Bradbury
2010  The great land rush and the making of the modern world by John C. Weaver
2005  The confusions of pleasure : commerce and culture in Ming China by Timothy Brook
2000  Quelques arpents d'Amérique : population, économie, famille au Saguenay, 1838-1971 by Gérard Bouchard; Death so noble : memory, meaning, and the First World War by Jonathan Vance (honourable mention); Working families : age, gender, and daily survival in industrializing Montreal by Bettina Bradbury (honourable mention)
1995  The gender of breadwinners : women, men, and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950 by Joy Parr; Rites of spring : the Great War and the birth of the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins (honourable mention); Space and revolution : projects for monuments, squares and public buildings in France, 1789-1799 by James A. Leith (honourable mention)
1990  Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 by John M. Beattie; Economic growth and the ending of the transatlantic slave trade by David Eltis (honourable mention); Peasant, lord and merchant : rural society in three Quebec parishes, 1740-1840 by Allan Greer (honourable mention)
1985  A Canadian millionaire : the life and business times of Sir Joseph Flavelle by Michael Bliss
1980  Habitants et marchands de Montréal au XVIIe siècle by Louise Dechêne (English translation)

CHA Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize (formerly, The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize) is awarded annually to the best book in Canadian history.
2020  Wounded feelings : litigating emotions in Quebec, 1870-1950 by Eric Reiter
2019  Give and take : the citizen-taxpayer and the rise of Canadian democracy by Shirley Tillotson
2018  Tax, order, and good government : a new political history of Canada, 1867-1917 by E. A. Heaman
2017  Imperial plots : women, land, and the spadework of British colonialism on the Canadian Prairies by Sarah Carter
2016  Why did we choose to industrialize? : Montreal, 1819-1849 by Robert C. H. Sweeny
2015  French Canadians, furs, and indigenous women in the making of the Pacific Northwest by Jean Barman
2014  Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and the loss of Aboriginal life by James Daschuk
2013  The colonization of Mi’kmaw memory and history, 1794-1928 : the King v. Gabriel Sylliboy by William C. Wicken; Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905 by Shelley A. M. Gavigan (honourable mention); Secret service : political policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America by Reg Whitaker, Gregory S. Kealey, and Andrew Parnaby (honourable mention)
2012  The Codex Canadensis and the writings of Louis Nicolas, edited by François-Marc Gagnon with Nancy Senior and Réal Ouellet; Retail nation : department stores and the making of modern Canada by Donica Belisle (honourable mention); Peopling the North American city : Montreal 1840-1900 by Sherry Olson and Patricia A. Thornton (honourable mention)
2011  Le concept de liberté au Canada à l’époque des Révolutions atlantiques (1776-1838) by Michel Ducharme; The empire within : postcolonial thought and political activism in sixties Montreal by Sean Mills (honourable mention); Transforming labour : women and work in post-war Canada by Joan Sangster (honourable mention)
2010  Backwoods consumers and homespun capitalists : the rise of a market culture in eastern Canada by Béatrice Craig; Respectable citizens : gender, family, and unemployment in Ontario's Great Depression by Lara Campbell (honourable mention); The ironies of identity in a rebellious era : Canada's 1960s by Bryan D. Palmer (honourable mention)
2009  Reasoning otherwise : leftists and the people's enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920 by Ian McKay; A silent revolution? : gender and wealth in English Canada, 1860-1930 by Peter Baskerville (honourable mention); Le peuple, l'État et la guerre au Canada sous le Régime français by Louise Dechêne (honourable mention)
2008  Gatekeepers : reshaping immigrant lives in Cold War Canada by Franca Iacovetta; Alliance and illusion : Canada and the world, 1945-1984 by Robert Bothwell (honourable mention); The dominion of youth : adolescence and the making of a modern Canada, 1920-50 by Cynthia Comacchio (honourable mention)
2007  States of nature : conserving Canada's wildlife in the twentieth century by Tina Loo
2006  The Catholic origins of Quebec's quiet revolution, 1931-1970 by Michael Gauvreau
2005  Croire et faire croire. Les missions françaises au XVIIe siécle (1600-1650) by Dominique Deslandres; Fish into wine : the Newfoundland plantation in the seventeenth century by Peter Pope (honourable mention)
2004  The rule of the admirals : law, custom and naval government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832 by Jerry Bannister; Marriage of minds : Isabel and Oscar Skelton reinventing Canada by Terry Crowley (honourable mention); At odds : gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969 by Suzanne Morton (honourable mention)
2003  Making native space : colonialism, resistance, and reserves in British Columbia by Cole Harris; Heroines and history : representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord by Colin Coates and Cecilia Morgan (honourable mention)
2002  The politics of population : state formation, statistics, and the Census of Canada, 1840-1875 by Bruce Curtis; Renegade lawyer : the life of J. L. Cohen by Laurel Sefton MacDowell (honourable mention); Natural selections : national parks in Atlantic Canada, 1935-1970 by Alan MacEachern (honourable mention)
2001  Engendering the state : family, work, and welfare in Canada by Nancy Christie; Citizens and nations : an essay on history, communications, and Canada by Gerald Friesen (honourable mention); Histoire sociale des idées au Québec, volume 1 : 1760-1896 by Yvan Lamonde (honourable mention)
2000  The art of nation-building : pageantry and spectacle at Quebec's Tercentenary by H.V. Nelles; Pièges de la mémoire : Dollard des Ormeaux, les Amérindiens et nous by Patrice Groulx (honourable mention); William Osler : a life in medicine by Michael Bliss (honourable mention)
1999  Colonizing bodies : aboriginal health and healing in British Columbia, 1900-1950 by Mary-Ellen Kelm; The science of war : Canadian scientists and allied military technology during the Second World War by Donald H. Avery (honourable mention); Aux origines de l'État-providence by Dominique Marshall (honourable mention)
1998  Death so noble : memory, meaning, and the First World War by Jonathan Vance; Traders' tales : narratives of cultural encounters in the Columbia Plateau, 1807-1846 by Elizabeth Vibert (special mention); "Race," rights and the law in the Supreme Court of Canada : historical case studies by James W. St. G. Walker (special mention)
1997  Quelques arpents d'Amérique : population, économie, famille au Saguenay, 1838-1971 by Gérard Bouchard; The struggle for Canadian sport by Bruce Kidd (special mention); Shingwauk's vision : a history of native residential schools by J. R. Miller (special mention)
1996  Canada dry : temperance crusades before Confederation by Jan Noel; La Sidérurgie dans le monde rural : les hauts fourneaux du Québec au XIXe siècle by René Hardy (special mention); Northern sandlots : a social history of Maritime Baseball by Colin D. Howell (special mention); Wild things : nature, culture, and tourism in Ontario, 1790-1914 by Patricia Jasen (special mention)
1995  A history of Canadian architecture by Harold Kalman; The quest of the folk : antimodernism and cultural selection in twentieth-century Nova Scotia by Ian McKay (special mention)
1994  Working families : age, gender and daily survival in industrializing Montreal by Bettina Bradbury
1993  Canada's first nations : a history of founding peoples from earliest times by Olive Patricia Dickason; Sweatshop strife : class, ethnicity, and gender in the Jewish labour movement of Toronto, 1900-1939 by Ruth A. Frager (special mention); Such hardworking people : Italian immigrants in postwar Toronto by Franca Iacovetta (special mention); Orphelines en France pionnières au Canada: les Filles du roi au XVIIe siècle by Yves Landry (special mention)
1992  Life lived like a story : life stories of three Yukon native elders by Julie Cruikshank in collaboration with Angela Sidney, Kitty Smith, and Annie Ned; The Ojibwa of southern Ontario by Peter S. Schmalz (special mention); The Evangelical century : college and creed in English Canada from the Great Revival to the Great Depression by Michael Gauvreau (special mention); The nature of their bodies : women and their doctors in Victorian Canada by Wendy Mitchinson (special mention)
1991  The gender of breadwinners : women, men and change in two industrial towns, 1880-1950 by Joy Parr; Maritime capital : the shipping industry in Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914 by Eric W. Sager with Gerald E. Panting (special mention)
1990  Shadow of heaven : the life of Lester Pearson by John English; Seafaring labour : the merchant marine of Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914 by Eric W. Sager (special mention); Two worlds : the Protestant culture of nineteenth-century Ontario by William Westfall (special mention)
1989  The new day recalled : lives of girls and women in English Canada, 1919-1939 by Veronica Strong-Boag; Newfoundland in the North Atlantic world, 1929-1949 by Peter Neary (special mention); Irish migrants in the Canadas : a new approach by Bruce S. Elliott (special mention); Working in steel : the early years in Canada, 1883-1935 by Craig Heron (special mention)
1988  Historical atlas of Canada, volume 1 : from the beginning to 1800, edited by R. Cole Harris with G.J. Matthews as cartographer; Bushworkers and bosses : logging in northern Ontario, 1900-1980 by Ian Radforth (special mention); Inventing Canada : early Victorian science and the idea of a transcontinental nation by Suzanne Zeller (special mention)
1987  Monopoly's moment : the organization and regulation of Canadian utilities, 1830-1930 by Christopher Armstrong and H.V. Nelles; George Nowlan by Margaret Conrad (special mention); They're still women after all : the Second World War and Canadian womanhood by Ruth Roach Pierson (special mention); The government generation : Canadian intellectuals and the state, 1900-1945 by Doug Owram (special mention)
1986  Peasant, lord, and merchant : rural society in three Quebec parishes, 1740-1840 by Allan Greer; Saint John : the making of a colonial urban community by T.W. Acheson (special mention); Natives and newcomers : Canada's "Heroic Age" reconsidered by Bruce G. Trigger (special mention)
1985  The Canadian prairies : a history by Gerald Friesen
1984  Histoire de la Nouvelle-France, volume 3 : La Seigneurie des Cent-Associés, 1627-1663, tome 2 : La Société by Marcel Trudel
1983  None is too many : Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948 by Irving Abella and Harold Troper
1982  Maisonneuve : Comment des promoteurs fabriquent une ville, 1883-1918 by Paul-André Linteau
1981  Toronto workers respond to industrial capitalism, 1867-1892 by Gregory Kealey
1980  Emily Carr : a biography by Maria Tippett; A disciplined intelligence : critical inquiry and Canadian thought in the Victorian era by A. B. McKillop (special mention); A culture in conflict : skilled workers and industrial capitalism in Hamilton, 1860-1914 by Bryan Palmer (special mention); Micmacs and colonists : Indian-White relations in the Maritimes, 1713-1867 by L. S. F. Upton (special mention)
1979  Stefansson and the Canadian Arctic by Richard J. Diubaldo; Dugard of Rouen : French trade to Canada and the West Indies, 1729-1770 by Dale Miquelon (special mention); The heritage of Upper Canadian furniture by Howard Pain
1978  Contact and conflict : Indian-European relations in British Columbia, 1774-1890 by Robin Fisher; The decline of politics : the Conservatives and the party system, 1901-20 by John English (special mention); Reformers, rebels, and revolutionaries : the Western Canadian radical movement, 1899-1919 by A. Ross McCormack (special mention); G. Howard Ferguson : Ontario Tory by Peter Oliver
1977  Le Bas-Canada, 1791-1840 : changements structuraux et crise by Fernand Ouellet; The writing of Canadian history : aspects of English-Canadian historical writing, 1900-1970 by Carl Berger (special mention); The enemy that never was : a history of the Japanese Canadians by Ken Adachi (special mention); The Canadian Northern Railway : pioneer road of the northern prairies 1895-1918 by T.D. Regehr (special mention)

The Wallace K. Ferguson Prize is awarded annually to the best book in history other than Canadian.
2019  Barbed-wire imperialism : Britain's empire of camps, 1876-1903 by Aidan Forth
2018  Freedom’s debtors : British antislavery in Sierra Leone in the age of revolution by Padraic X. Scanlan
2017  Reproduction and its discontents in Mexico : childbirth and contraception from 1750 to 1905 by Nora E. Jaffary
2016  Selling Paris : property and commercial culture in the fin-de-siècle capital by Alexia M. Yates
2015  States of obligation : taxes and citizenship in the Russian Empire and early Soviet Republic by Yanni Kotsonis
2014  On historical distance by Mark Salber Phillips
2013  The Mauthausen trial : American military justice in Germany by Tomaz Jardim
2012  Sacred violence : African Christians and sectarian hatred in the age of Augustine by Brent D. Shaw
2011  Orientalism in Louis XIV's France by Nicholas Dew
2010  Salvation and globalization in the early Jesuit missions by Luke Clossey; The fluid envelope of our planet : how the study of ocean currents became a science by Eric Mills (honourable mention)
2009  Death by a thousand cuts by Timothy Brooks, Jérôme Bourgon, and Gregory Blue; The precious raft of history : the past, the West, and the woman question in China by Joan Judge (honourable mention); Women in British Imperial airspace, 1922-1937 by Liz Millward (honourable mention)
2008  James P. Cannon and the origins of the American revolutionary left, 1890-1928 by Bryan D. Palmer; Some family : the Mormons and how humanity keeps track of itself by Donald Harman Akenson (honourable mention); Le promeneur à Paris au XVIIIe siècle by Laurent Turcot (honourable mention)
2007  Trickster travels : a sixteenth-century Muslim between worlds by Natalie Zemon Davis
2006  The social life of coffee : the emergence of the British coffeehouse by Brian Cowan
2005  In search of empire : the French in the Americas, 1670-1730 by James Pritchard; Croire et faire croire. Les missions
françaises au XVIIe siècle (1600-1650) by Dominique Deslandres (honourable mention); From fascism to democracy : culture and politics in the Italian election of 1948 by Robert Ventresca (honourable mention)
2004  The great land rush and the making of the modern world, 1650-1900 by John C. Weaver; Facing the Second World War : strategy, politics and economics in Britain and France, 1938-1940 by Talbot C. Imlay (honourable mention); Anti-Italianism in sixteenth-century France by Henry Heller (honourable mention)
2003  Blood ground : colonialism, missions, and the contest for Christianity in the Cape Colony and Britain, 1799-1853 by Elizabeth Elbourne; A merciful end : the Euthanasia movement in modern America by Ian Dowbiggin (honourable mention); Obedient heretics : Mennonite identities in Lutheran Hamburg and Altona during the confessional age by M. D. Driedger (honourable mention)
2002  At the dawn of modernity : biology, culture, and material life in Europe after the year 1000 by David Levine; Divine feminine : theosophy and feminism in England by Joy Dixon (honourable mention); A social history of the cloister : daily life in the teaching monasteries of the Old Regime by Elizabeth Rapley (honourable mention)
2001  Jacob Burckhardt and the crisis of modernity by John R. Hinde; The Catholic Church in Spain, 1875-1998 by William J. Callahan (honourable mention); Classroom and empire : the politics of schooling Russia's eastern nationalities, 1860-1917 by Wayne Dowler (honourable mention)
2000  William Osler : a life in medicine by Michael Bliss; "Vérité garde le roy" : la construction d'une identité universitaire en France (XIIIe-XVe siècle) by Serge Lusignan (honourable mention); God's assassins : state terrorism in Argentina in the 1970s by Patricia Marchak ; in collaboration with William Marchak (honourable mention)
1999  Crowds, culture and politics in Georgian Britain by Nicholas Rogers; Drawn from life : science and art in the portrayal of the New World by Victoria Dickenson (honourable mention); Le notaire, la famille et la ville (Aix-en-Provence à la fin du XVIe siècle) by Claire Dolan (honourable mention)
1998  The twisted muse : musicians and their music in the Third Reich by Michael H. Kater; Weapons and warfare in Renaissance Europe : gunpowder, technology, and tactics by Bert S. Hall (honourable mention); Traders' tales : narratives of cultural encounters in the Columbia Plateau, 1807-1846 by Elizabeth Vibert (honourable mention)
1997  Champions of charity : war and the rise of the Red Cross by John F. Hutchinson; Divergent paths : how culture and institutions have shaped North American growth by Marc Egnal (honourable mention); Peasant rebels under Stalin : collectivization and the culture of peasant resistance by Lynne Viola (honourable mention)
1996  Lives of the bigamists : marriage, family, and community in colonial Mexico by Richard Boyer; Citizen Sherman : a life of William Tecumseh Sherman by Michael Fellman (honourable mention); Building the railways of the Raj, 1850-1900 by Ian J. Kerr (honourable mention);  Policing gender, class and family : Britain 1850-1940 by Linda Mahood (honourable mention)
1995  Law and English railway capitalism, 1825-1875 by R. W. Kostal; Farmers and fishermen : two centuries of work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1850 by Daniel Vickers (honourable mention)
1994  Slow death for slavery : the course of abolition in Northern Nigeria, 1897-1936 by Paul E. Lovejoy, Jan S. Hogendorn
1993  A measure of wealth : the English land tax in historical analysis by Donald E. Ginter; God's peoples : covenant and land in South Africa, Israel, and Ulster by Donald Harman Akenson (honourable mention)
1992  Power and pleasure : Louis Barthou and the Third French Republic by Robert J. Young; Space and revolution : projects for monuments, squares, and public buildings in France 1789-1799 by James A. Leith (honourable mention); The making of an industrial society : Whickham, 1560-1765 by David Levine and Keith Wrightson (honourable mention)
1991  The dévotes : women and church in seventeenth-century France by Elizabeth Rapley; Betrayals : Fort William Henry and the "massacre" by Ian K. Steele (honourable mention)
1990  Rites of spring : the Great War and the birth of the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins
1989  Conspicuous production : automobiles and elites in Detroit, 1899-1933 by Donald Finlay Davis
1988  The Holocaust in history by Michael R. Marrus
1987  Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 by J. M. Beattie
1986  Church, politics, and society in Spain, 1750-1874 by William J. Callahan
1984  Vannes and its regions : a study of town and country in eighteenth-century France by T. LeGoff
1982  Urban society in an age of war : Nordlingen, 1580-1720 by Christopher R. Friedrichs
1980  The iron barons : a social analysis of an American urban elite, 1874-1965 by John N. Ingham; The fall of the royal government in Mexico City by Timothy E. Anna (honourable mention); The diplomacy of modernization : Colombian-American relations, 1920-1940 by Stephen J. Randall (honourable mention)

The Albert B. Corey Prize is awarded every other year jointly with the American Historical Association to the best book in Canadian-American history.
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 Waderwitz
2012  The traffic in babies : cross-border adoption and baby-selling between the United States and Canada, 1930-1973 by Karen A. Balcom; Brokering belonging : Chinese in Canada's exclusion era, 1885-1945 by Lisa Mar (honourable mention); Quebec hydropolitics : the Peribonka concessions of the Second World War by David Massell (honourable mention)
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 region, 1650-1815 by Richard White; On the move : French Canadian and Italian migrants in the North Atlantic economy, 1860-1914 by Bruno Ramirez (honourable mention); Housing the North American city by Michael Doucet and John Weaver (honourable mention)
1990  United States expansionism and British North America, 1775-1871 by Reginald C. 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 Axtell
1984  In defence of Canada, volume 5 : Indochina : roots of complicity by James Eayrs; 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 États-Unis dans la littérature québécoise 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

The Clio Prize, given for meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history. Listed below are the prizes awarded to publications about the Prairie Provinces.
2020  Radical medicine : the international origins of socialized health care in Canada by Esyllt W. Jones
2019  Prairie fairies : a history of queer communities and people in western Canada, 1930-1985 by Valerie Korinek
2018  Managing madness : Weyburn Mental Hospital and the transformation of psychiatric care in Canada by Erika Dyck and Alex Deighton
2017  Imperial plots : women, land, and the spadework of British colonialism on the Canadian Prairies by Sarah Carter
2016  Métis and the medicine line : creating a border and dividing a people by Michel Hogue
2015  Climber's paradise : making Canada's mountain parks, 1906-1974 by PearlAnn Reichwein
2014  Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and the loss of Aboriginal life by James W. Daschuk
2013  Hunger, horses, and government men : criminal law on the aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905 by Shelley A. M. Gavigan
2012  Wet prairie : people, land and water in agricultural Manitoba by Shannon Stunden Bower
2011  One of the family : Métis culture in nineteenth-century Northwestern Saskatchewan by Brenda Macdougall
2010  Immigrants in Prairie cities : ethnic diversity in twentieth-century Canada by Royden Loewen and Gerald Friesen
2009  The importance of being monogamous : marriage and nation building in Western Canada to 1915 by Sarah Carter
2008  Influenza 1918 : disease, death, and struggle in Winnipeg by Esyllt W. Jones
2007  Living with strangers : the nineteenth-century Sioux and the Canadian-American borderlands by David McCrady
2006  Saskatchewan : a new history by Bill Waiser
2005  The Bar U and Canadian ranching history by Simon Evans
2004  Archbishop A.-A. Taché of St. Boniface : the good fight and the illusive vision by Raymond J. A. Huel
2003  Common and contested ground : a human and environmental history of the northwestern plains by Theodore Binnema
2002  Medicine that walks : disease, medicine, and Canadian Plains native people, 1880-1940 by Maureen K. Lux
2001  Alberta's North : a history, 1890-1950 by Donald G. Wetherell and Irene R.A. Kmet
2000  Once upon an Oldman : special interest politics and the Oldman River Dam by Jack Glenn
1999  The limits of labour : class formation and the Labour movement in Calgary, 1883-1929 by David Bright
1998  'As their natural resources fail' : native peoples and the economic history of northern Manitoba, 1870-1930 by Frank Tough

The Indigenous History Book Prize is given to the best book in aboriginal history.
2020  Assembling unity : indigenous politics, gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs by Sarah Nickel
2019  Structures of indifference : an indigenous life and death in a Canadian city by Mary Jane Logan McCallum and Adele Perry
2018  The clay we are made of : Haudenosaunee land tenure on the Grand River by Susan Hill
2017  Separate beds : a history of Indian hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s by Maureen K. Lux
2016  Unsettling Canada : a national wake-up call by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson
2015  Written as I remember it : teachings (þm̃s taþaw) from the life of a Sliammon elder by Elsie Paul, in collaboration with Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson
2014  Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and the loss of Aboriginal life by James Daschuck
2013  Standing up with Ga’axsta’las : Jane Constance Cook and the politics of memory, church, and custom by Leslie A. Robertson with the Kwagu’? Gixsam Clan
2012  Recollecting : lives of Aboriginal women of the Canadian northwest and borderlands, edited by Sarah Carter and Patricia McCormack
2011  The power of place, the problem of time : aboriginal identity and historical consciousness in the cauldron of colonialism by Keith Thor Carlson
2010  People of the lakes : stories of our Van Tat Gwich'in elders = googwandak nakhwach'ànjòo Van Tat Gwich'in by Shirleen Smith and Vuntut Cwitchin First Nation

Certificates of Merit in Regional History
1996  In subordination : professional women, 1870-1970 by Mary Kinnear
1995  Arctic artist : the journal and paintings of George Back, midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822 by I. S. MacLaren and C. Stuart Houston
1994  Firing the heather : the life and times of Nellie McClung by Mary E. Hallett and Marilyn I. Davis; Family, church, and market : a Mennonite community in the Old and the New Worlds, 1850-1930 by Royden Loewen (honourable mention)
1993  Muddling through : the remarkable story of the Barr Colonists by Lynn Bowen
1992  A country so interesting : the Hudson's Bay Company and two centuries of mapping, 1670-1870 by Richard I. Ruggles; Animal rights, human rights : ecology, economy and ideology in the Canadian Arctic by George Wenzel (honourable mention)
1991  Lost harvests : Prairie Indian reserve farmers and government policy by Sarah Carter
1990  The Social Credit phenomenon in Alberta by Alvin Finkel
1989  Vulcan : the making of a prairie community by Paul Voisey
1985  The Canadian prairies : a history by Gerald Friesen
1984  The Canadian Prairie West and the ranching frontier, 1874-1924 by David H. Breen
1982  The regional decline of a national party : liberals on the prairies by David E. Smith
1981  Winnipeg : a social history of urban growth, 1874-1914 by Alan F. J. Artibise; The harvests of war : the Prairie West, 1914-1918 by John Herd Thompson
1980  Prairie capitalism : power and influence in the New West by John Richards and Larry Pratt

The Western History and Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library awards the Caroline Bancroft Prize annually. According to the terms of the will of the late Caroline Bancroft, provision is made for an annual prize "to be awarded to the author of the best book on Colorado or Western American History published during the current year, to be known as the Caroline Bancroft History Prize." For more information about the Caroline Bancroft History Prize, click here.

2019  The Chinese must go : violence, exclusion, and the making of the alien in America by Beth Lew-Williams
2018  Frank Little and the IWW : the blood that stained an American family by Jane Little Botkin.
2017  The Earth is weeping : the epic story of the Indian wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens
2016  Warrior nation : a history of the Red Lake Ojibwe by Anton Treuer
2015  Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people by Elizabeth A. Fenn
2014  The road to Chinese exclusion : the Denver riot, 1880 election, and rise of the West by Liping Zhu
2013  After camp : portraits in midcentury Japanese American life and politics by Greg Robinson
2012  Valentine T. McGillycuddy : Army surgeon, agent to the Sioux by Candy Vyvey Moulton
2011  Down country : the Tano of the Galisteo Basin, 1250-1782 by Lucy R. Lippard
2010  The garden of invention : Luther Burbank and the business of breeding plants by Jane S. Smith
2009  Killing for coal : America's deadliest labor war by Thomas G. Andrews
2008  Bound in twine : the history and ecology of the Henequen-Wheat complex for Mexico and the American and Canadian Plains, 1880-1950 by Sterling Evans
2007  Norwegians on the prairie : ethnicity and the development of the country town by Odd Sverre Lovoll
2006  Women of the Northern Plains : gender and settlement on the homestead frontier, 1870-1930 by Barbara Handy-Marchello
2005  Beasts of the field : a narrative history of California farmworkers, 1769-1913 by Richard Steven Street
2004  One vast winter count : the Native American West before Lewis and Clark by Colin G. Calloway
2003  Blood of the prophets : Brigham Young and the massacre at Mountain Meadows by Will Bagley
2002  A river running west : the life of John Wesley Powell by Donald Worster
2001  Pioneer photographers of the far west : a biographical dictionary, 1840-1865 by Peter E. Palmquist
2000  Jefferson and the Indians : the tragic fate of the first Americans by Anthony F. C. Wallace
1999  The contested plains : Indians, goldseekers, & the rush to Colorado by Elliott West
1998  Dust bowl migrants in the American imagination by Charles J. Shindo
1997  Big bluestem : journey into the tall grass by Annick Smith
1996  Independent spirits : women painters of the American West, 1890-1945 by Patricia Trenton
1995  Antigua California : mission and colony on the peninsular frontier, 1697-1768 by Harry W. Crosby
1994  Trials and triumphs : a Colorado portrait of the Great Depression, with FSA photographs by Stephen J. Leonard
1993  The Spanish frontier in North America by David J. Weber
1992  When Jesus came, the Corn Mothers went away : marriage, sexuality, and power in New Mexico, 1500-1846 by Ramón A. Gutiérrez
1991  Thomas O. Larkin : a life of patriotism and profit in old California by Harlan Hague
1990  A story that stands like a dam : Glen Canyon and the struggle for the soul of the West by Russell Martin
1989  Growing up with the country : childhood on the far-western frontier by Elliott West
1988  The Protestant clergy in the Great Plains and Mountain West, 1865-1915 by Ferenc Morton Szasz
1987  The mythic West in twentieth-century America by Robert G. Athearn

Armitage-Jameson Prize for Western Women's History

The CWWH awards the Armitage-Jameson Prize annually for the most outstanding monograph or edited volume published in western women's, gender, and sexuality history. The Prize is named in honor of Susan Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson for their pioneering work in the field of western women's history. For more information about Coalition for Western Women's history, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Reproduction on the reservation : pregnancy, childbirth, and colonialism in the long twentieth century by Brianna Theobald
2018  Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, and writers : a family journey through American history by Lynne Marie Getz
2017  Legal codes and talking trees : indigenous women's sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound borderlands, 1854-1946 by Katrina Jagodinsky
2016  Home rule : households, expansion, and national expansion on the eighteenth century Kentucky frontier by Honor Sachs
2015  Written as I remember it : teachings (þm̃s taþaw) from the life of a Sliammon elder by Elsie Paul ; edited by Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson
2014  From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front by Elizabeth R. Escobedo
2013  Across God's frontiers : Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920 by Anne M. Butler; Pregnancy, motherhood, and choice in twentieth century Arizona by Mary S. Melcher (honorable mention)
2012  Recollecting : lives of aboriginal women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands, edited by Sarah Carter and Patricia McCormick
2011  Frontier feminist : Clarina Howard Nichols and the politics of motherhood by Marilyn S. Blackwell & Kristen Oertel
2010  White mother to a dark race : settler colonialism, maternalism, and the removal of indigenous children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 by Margaret Jacobs

The Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English. Administered by McGill University in Montreal and awarded by a distinguished jury, the Cundill History Prize honours the abiding passion for history of its founder, F. Peter Cundill, by encouraging informed public debate through the wider dissemination of history writing to new audiences around the world. For more information about The Cundill History Prize, click here.

2019  Maoism : a global history by Julia Lovell
2018  The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global world by Maya Jasanoff
2017  The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars by Daniel Beer
2016  The work of the dead : a cultural history of mortal remains by Thomas W. Laqueur
2015  The guardians : the League of Nations and the crisis of empire by Susan Pedersen
2014  The Blood telegram : Nixon, Kissinger, and a forgotten genocide by Gary Bass
2013  Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum
2012  Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom : China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War by Stephen Platt
2011  Padre Pio : miracles and politics in a secular age by Sergio Luzzatto
2010  A history of Christianity : the first three thousand years by Diarmaid MacCulloch
2009  Going Dutch : how England plundered Holland's glory by Lisa Jardine
2008  All can be saved : religious tolerance and salvation in the Iberian Atlantic world by Stuart B. Schwartz

In partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards a $25,000 prize for an outstanding book published on the subject of slavery or abolition. For more information about The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, sponsor of this award, click here.

2019  Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War’s slave refugee camps by Amy Murrell Taylor
2018  Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the City of the Straits by Tiya Miles
2017  The slave's cause : a history of abolition by Manisha Sinha
2016  Slave against slave : plantation violence in the old South by Jeff Forret
2015  Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution by Ada Ferrer
2014  Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing by Christopher Hager
2013  To free a family : the journey of Mary Walker by Sydney Nathans
2012  Domingos Álvares, African healing, and the intellectual history of the Atlantic world by James Sweet
2011  Confederate reckoning : power and politics in the Civil War South by Stephanie McCurry
2010  In the shadow of slavery : Africa's botanical legacy in the Atlantic world by Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff; Sex trafficking : inside the business of modern slavery by Siddharth Kara
2009  The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family by Annette Gordon-Reed
2008  Saltwater slavery : a middle passage from Africa to American diaspora by Stephanie E. Smallwood
2007  Moral capital : foundations of British abolitionism by Christopher Leslie Brown
2006  Degrees of freedom : Louisiana and Cuba after slavery by Rebecca J. Scott
2005  A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 by Laurent Dubois
2004  Harriet Jacobs : a life by Jean Fagan Yellin
2003  The mighty experiment : free labor versus slavery in British emancipation by Seymour Drescher
2002  The Diligent : a voyage through the worlds of the slave trade by Robert W. Harms
2001  Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory by David W. Blight
2000  The rise of African slavery in the Americas by David Eltis
1999  Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America by Ira Berlin (ebook here)

The Herbert Hoover Book Award honored the best scholarly book on any aspect of American history during President Hoover's long and momentous public life. As of January 2011, it appears that the book award has been discontinued. For more information about the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association used to sponsor this award; for information about the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, click here.

2007  Bohemian Los Angeles and the making of modern politics by Daniel Hurewitz
2006  Total cold war : Eisenhower’s secret propaganda battle at home and abroad by Kenneth Osgood
2005  Polio : an American story by David Oshinsky
2004  The lavender scare : the Cold War persecution of gays and lesbians in the federal government by David K. Johnson
2003  Nazis and good neighbors : the United States campaign against the Germans of Latin America in World War II by Max Paul Friedman
2002  Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors by David Farber
2001  In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th century America by Alice Kessler-Harris
2000  Storm on the horizon : the challenge to American intervention, 1939-1941 by Justus Doenecke
1999  Broadcasting freedom : radio, war, and the politics of race, 1938-1948 by Barbara Dianne Savage
1998  The dictator next door : the good neighbor policy and the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945 by Eric Paul Roorda
1997  Atomic spaces : living on the Manhattan Project by Peter Bacon Hales
1996  Drawing the line : the American decision to divide Germany, 1944-1949 by Carolyn Eisenberg
1995  Man of the people : a life of Harry S. Truman by Alonzo Hamby
1994  A world at arms : a global history of World War II by Gerhard Weinberg (2d ed. (2005) here)
1993  The land of desire : merchants, power, and the rise of a new American culture by William Leach
1992  A preponderance of power : national security, the Truman administration, and the Cold War by Melvyn Leffler

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers a biennial, $3,000 cash prize to an exceptional book-length scholarly manuscript pertaining to the histories and cultures of North America from circa 1450 to1820, including related developments in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Africa —in short, any subject encompassing the Atlantic world in this period. This prize is no longer (as of 2 November 2018) being awarded. For more information about the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, sponsors of this prize, click here.

2015  Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640 by David Wheat
2013  New Netherland connections : intimate networks and Atlantic ties in seventeenth-century America by Susanah Shaw Romney
2009  Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672–1752 by Will Pettigrew
2005  American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the British Atlantic world by Susan Scott Parrish
1995  In the midst of perpetual fetes : the making of American nationalism, 1776–1820 by David Waldstreicher
1993  The persistence of empire : British political culture in the age of the American Revolution by Eliga H. Gould
1990  Indians, settlers & slaves in a frontier exchange economy : the Lower Mississippi Valley before 1783 by  Daniel H. Usner
1986  River gods and related minor deities : the Williams family and the Connecticut River Valley, 1637–1790 by Kevin M. Sweeney
1982  A people's army : Massachusetts soldiers and society in the Seven Years' War by Fred Anderson
1980  The practice of piety : Puritan devotional disciplines in seventeenth-century New England by Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe
1976  In English ways : the movement of societies and the transferal of English local law and custom to Massachusetts Bay in the seventeenth century by David Grayson Allen
1975  The development of American citizenship, 1608–1870 by James H. Kettner
1972  Sugar and slaves : the rise of the planter class in the English West Indies, 1624–1713 by Richard S. Dunn
1968  The Otis Family, in Provincial and Revolutionary Massachusetts by John J. Waters, jr.
1967  The Democratic Republicans of New York; the origins, 1763–1797 by Alfred F. Young
1963  Fisher Ames, Federalist and statesman, 1758–1808 by Winfred E. A. Bernhard
1962  Saints and sectaries; Anne Hutchinson and the Antinomian controversy in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by Emery Battis
1961  Travels in North America in the years 1780, 1781, 1782, by the Marquis de Chastellux, edited by Howard C. Rice, jr.
1958  The antifederalists; critics of the Constitution, 1781-1788 by Jackson Turner Main
1957  Robert Livingston, 1654-1728, and the politics of colonial New York by Lawrence H. Leder

The Prize, supervised and awarded by the five trustees of the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute, is intended chiefly to encourage outstanding new scholarship, but a lifetime contribution to the study of Lincoln, or the American Civil War soldier, may qualify for the award. For more information about the Lincoln Prize, click here.

2020  Armies of deliverance : a new history of the Civil War by Elizabeth R. Varon
2019  Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom by David Blight
2018  The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America by Edward L. Ayers.
2017  Lincoln's White House : the people's house in wartime by James B. Conroy; Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America by Douglas R. Egerton
2016  Mourning Lincoln by Martha Hodes
2015  Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion by Harold Holzer
2014  Gettysburg : the last invasion by Allen C. Guelzo; Writing the Gettysburg Address by Martin P. Johnson
2013  Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes
2012  Lincoln and the Border States : preserving the Union by William C. Harris; Lincoln's forgotten ally : Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky by Elizabeth D. Leonard
2011  The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery by Eric Foner
2010  Abraham Lincoln : a life by Michael Burlingame
2009  Tried by war : Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief by James McPherson and Lincoln and his admirals : Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War by Craig Symonds
2008  The radical and the Republican : Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the triumph of antislavery politics by James Oakes; Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private letters by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
2007  Lincoln's sword : the presidency and the power of words by Douglas L. Wilson
2006  Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2005  Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation : the end of slavery in America by Allen C. Guelzo
2004  Lincoln by Richard J. Carwardine
2003  Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! by George C. Rable
2002  Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory by David Blight
2001  A great Civil War : a military and political history, 1861-1865 by Russell F. Weigley
2000  Runaway slaves : rebels on the plantation by John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger; Abraham Lincoln : redeemer President by Allen C. Guelzo
1999  Honor's voice : the transformation of Abraham Lincoln by Douglas L. Wilson
1998  For cause and comrades : why men fought in the Civil War by Jim McPherson
1997  Don Fehrenbacher, Lifetime Achievement with special recognition of Prelude to greatness; Lincoln in the 1850s and The Dred Scott Case : its significance in American law and politics
1996  Lincoln by David Donald
1995  The presidency of Abraham Lincoln by Phillip Shaw Paludan
1994  Free at last : a documentary history of slavery, freedom, and the Civil War, edited by Ira Berlin, Barbara Fields, Steven Miller, Joseph Reidy, Leslie Rowland
1993  Kenneth Stampp, Lifetime Achievement with special recognition of The peculiar institution : slavery in the ante-bellum South
1992  Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely; The destructive war : William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans by Charles Royster
1991  The Civil War : an illustrated history, narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary filmscript by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns ; with contributions by Don E. Fehrenbacher ... [et al.]

Through the National Book Awards -- the nation's preeminent literary prize -- the National Book Foundation recognizes books of exceptional merit written by Americans. For more information about the National Book Award, click here.

2019  The yellow house by Sarah M. Broom
2018  The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
2017  The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia by Paula J. Giddings
2016  Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
2015  Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2014  Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China by Evan Osnos
2013  The unwinding : an inner history of the new America by George Packer
2012  Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
2011  The swerve : how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt
2010  Just kids by Patti Smith
2009  The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles
2008  The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family by Annette Gordon-Reed
2007  Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA by Tim Weiner
2006  The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan
2005  The year of magical thinking by Joan Didion
2004  Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
2003  Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy by Carlos Eire
2002  The years of Lyndon Johnson, volume 3 : master of the Senate by Robert Caro
2001  The noonday demon : an atlas of depression by Andrew Solomon
2000  In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
1999  Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II by John W. Dower
1998  Slaves in the family by Edward Ball
1997  American sphinx : the character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
1996  An American requiem : God, my father, and the war that came between us by James Carroll
1995  The haunted land : facing Europe's ghosts after communism by Tina Rosenberg
1994  How we die : reflections on life's final chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
1993  United States : essays : 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal
1992  Becoming a man : half a life story by Paul Monette
1991  Freedom by Orlando Patterson
1990  The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance by Ron Chernow
1989  From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman
1988  A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
1987  The making of the atomic bomb by Richard Rhodes
1986  Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape by Barry Lopez
1985  Common ground : a turbulent decade in the lives of three American families by J. Anthony Lukas
1984  Andrew Jackson and the course of American democracy, 1833-1845 by Robert V. Remini
A unified nonfiction award was re-introduced in 1984.

1983  Isak Dinesen : the life of a storyteller by Judith Thurman (Autobiography/Biography, hardcover); Nathaniel Hawthorne in his times by James R. Mellow (Autobiography/Biography, paperback); Voices of protest : Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression by Alan Brinkley (History, hardcover); Utopian thought in the Western World by Frank E. Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel (History, paperback)
1982  Mornings on horseback by David McCullough (Autobiography/Biography, hardcover); Walter Lippmann and the American century by Ronald Steel (Autobiography/Biography, paperback); People of the sacred mountain : a history of the northern Cheyenne chiefs and warrior societies, 1830-1879 : with an epilogue, 1969-1974 by Peter John Powell (History, hardcover); The generation of 1914 by Robert Wohl (History, paperback)
1981  Walt Whitman, a life by Justin Kaplan (Autobiography/Biography, hardcover); Samuel Beckett : a biography by Deirdre Bair (Autobiography/Biography, paperback); Christianity, social tolerance, and homosexuality : gay people in Western Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the fourteenth century by John Boswell (History, hardcover); Been in the storm so long : the aftermath of slavery by Leon F. Litwack (History, paperback)
1980  Lauren Bacall by myself by Lauren Bacall (Autobiography, hardcover) (revised edition here); And I worked at the writer's trade : chapters of literary history, 1918-1978 by Malcolm Cowley (Autobiography, paperback); The rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (Biography, hardcover); Max Perkins, editor of genius by A. Scott Berg (Biography, paperback); White House years by Henry Kissinger (History, hardcover); A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W. Tuchman (History, paperback)
1979  Robert Kennedy and his times by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (Biography and Autobiography); Intellectual life in the Colonial South, 1585-1763 by Richard Beale Davis (History)
1978  Samuel Johnson by W. Jackson Bate (Biography and Autobiography); The path between the seas : the creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough (History)
1977  Norman Thomas, the last idealist by W. A. Swanberg (Biography and Autobiography); World of our fathers by Irving Howe, with the assistance of Kenneth Libo
1976  The problem of slavery in the age of Revolution, 1770-1823 by David Brion Davis (History and Biography)
1975  The life of Emily Dickinson by Richard B. Sewall (Biography); The ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson by Bernard Bailyn (History)
1974  Macaulay: the shaping of the historian by John Clive (History and Biography)
1973  George Washington : anguish and farewell (1793-1799) by James Thomas Flexner (Biography); The children of pride : a true story of Georgia and the Civil War, edited by Robert Manson Myers (History); Judenrat: the Jewish councils in Eastern Europe under Nazi occupation by Isaiah Trunk (History)
1972  Eleanor and Franklin : the story of their relationship, based on Eleanor Roosevelt's private papers by Joseph P. Lash (Biography); Ordeal of the Union, volume 7 : the organized war, 1863-1864 and volume 8 : the organized war to victory, 1864-1865 by Allan Nevins (History)
Separate National Book Awards for History and for Biography began in 1972.  These awards ended in 1983, to be replaced by awards for nonfiction.

1971  Roosevelt : the soldier of freedom by James MacGregor Burns
1970  Huey Long by T. Harry Williams
1969  White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D. Jordan
1968  Memoirs, volume 1 : 1925-1950 by George F. Kennan
1967  The Enlightenment : an interpretation, volume 1 : the rise of modern paganism by Peter Gay
1966  A thousand days : John F. Kennedy in the White House by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
1965  The life of Lenin by Louis Fischer
1964  The rise of the West; a history of the human community by William H. McNeill
1963  Henry James, volume 2 : the conquest of London, 1870-1881; Henry James, volume 3 : the middle years, 1882-1895 by Leon Edel
1962  The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects by Lewis Mumford
1961  The rise and fall of the Third Reich : a history of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer
1960  James Joyce by Richard Ellmann (New and revised ed. here)
1959  Mistress to an age; a life of Madame de Staël by J. Christopher Herold
1958  The lion and the throne; the life and times of Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634) by Catherine Drinker Bowen
1957  Soviet-American relations, 1917-1920, volume 1 : Russia leaves the war by George F. Kennan
1956  American in Italy by Herbert Kubly
1955  The measure of man; on freedom, human values, survival, and the modern temper by Joseph Wood Krutch
1954  A stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton
1953  The course of empire by Bernard A. De Voto
1952  The sea around us by Rachel Carson
1951  Herman Melville by Newton Arvin
1950  The life of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph L. Rusk
Awards for nonfiction were made from 1950-1964; the category was then split up into sub-fields from 1965-1983

Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History

Awarded for a non-fiction book on American history or biography that is distinguished by its scholarship, its literary style and its appeal to a general as well as an academic audience. For more information about the New-York Historical Society, sponsors of this award, click here.

2020  The British are coming : the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
2019  The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War by Benn Steil
2018  Richard Nixon : the life by John A. Farrell
2017  A revolution in color : the world of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky
2016  Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad by Eric Foner
2015  The secret history of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
2014  The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
2013  George F. Kennan : an American life by John Lewis Gaddis
2012  Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2011  Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
2010  What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe
2009  This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust
2008  Empire of liberty : a history of the early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon Wood
2007  George Washington by Ron Chernow
2006  The years of Lyndon Johnson, volume 4 : the passage of power by Robert Caro

The Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction is given for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category. For more information about the Pulitzer Prizes, click here.

2020  The end of the myth : from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America by Greg Grandin; The undying : pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
2019  Amity and prosperity : one family and the fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
2018  Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America by James Forman Jr.
2017  Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond
2016  Black flags : the rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick
2015  The sixth extinction : an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert
2014  Toms River : a story of science and salvation by Dan Fagin
2013  Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America by Gilbert King
2012  The swerve : how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt
2011  The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
2010  The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy by David E. Hoffman
2009  Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black people in America from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
2008  The years of extermination : Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer
2007  The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
2006  Imperial reckoning : the untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins
2005  Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
2004  Gulag : a history by Anne Applebaum
2003  "A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide by Samantha Power
2002  Carry me home : Birmingham, Alabama : the climactic battle of the civil rights revolution by Diane McWhorter
2001  Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix
2000  Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II by John W. Dower
1999  Annals of the former world by John McPhee
1998  Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond
1997  Ashes to ashes : America's hundred-year cigarette war, the public health, and the unabashed triumph of Philip Morris by Richard Kluger
1996  The haunted land : facing Europe's ghosts after communism by Tina Rosenberg
1995  The beak of the finch : evolution in real time by Jonathan Weiner
1994  Lenin's tomb : the last days of the Soviet empire by David Remnick
1993  Lincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade America by Garry Wills
1992  The prize : the epic quest for oil, money and power by Daniel Yergin
1991  The ants by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson
1990  And their children after them : the legacy of Let us now praise famous men, James Agee, Walker Evans, and the rise and fall of cotton in the South by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson
1989  A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
1988  The making of the atomic bomb by Richard Rhodes
1987  Arab and Jew : wounded spirits in a promised land by David K. Shipler
1986  Common ground : a turbulent decade in the lives of three American families by J. Anthony Lukas
1985  "The good war" : an oral history of World War Two by Studs Terkel
1984  The social transformation of American medicine by Paul Starr
1983  Is there no place on earth for me? by Susan Sheehan
1982  The soul of a new machine by Tracy Kidder
1981  Fin-de-siècle Vienna : politics and culture by Carl E. Schorske
1980  Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
1979  On human nature by Edward O. Wilson
1978  The dragons of Eden : speculations on the evolution of human intelligence by Carl Sagan
1977  Beautiful swimmers : watermen, crabs, and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner
1976  Why survive? : being old in America by Robert N. Butler
1975  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
1974  The denial of death by Ernest Becker
1973  Fire in the lake; the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances Fitzgerald
1973  Children of crisis : volume 2 : migrants, sharecroppers, mountaineers; and volume 3 : the South goes North by Robert Coles
1972  Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W. Tuchman
1971  The rising sun; the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 by John Toland
1970  Gandhi's truth on the origins of militant nonviolence by Erik H. Erikson
1969  So human an animal by Rene Jules Dubos; The armies of the night; history as a novel, the novel as history by Norman Mailer
1968  The story of civilization : volume 10 : Rousseau and revolution by Will And Ariel Durant
1967  The problem of slavery in Western culture by David Brion Davis
1966  Wandering through winter; a naturalist's record of a 20,000-mile journey through the North American winter by Edwin Way Teale
1965  O strange new world : American culture: the formative years by Howard Mumford Jones
1964  Anti-intellectualism in American life by Richard Hofstadter
1963  The guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
1962  The making of the President, 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Pulitzer Prize in History is given to a distinguished and appropriately documented book on the history of the United States. For more information about the Pulitzer Prizes, click here.

2020  Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel
2019  Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom by David W. Blight
2018  The Gulf : the making of an American sea by Jack E. Davis
2017  Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
2016  Custer's trials : a life on the frontier of a new America by T. J. Stiles
2015  Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people by Elizabeth A. Fenn
2014  The internal enemy : slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor
2013  Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall
2012  Malcolm X : a life of reinvention by Manning Marable
2011  The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery by Eric Foner
2010  Lords of finance : the bankers who broke the world by Liaquat Ahamed
2009  The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family by Annette Gordon-Reed
2008  What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe
2007  The race beat : the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
2006  Polio : an American story by David M. Oshinsky
2005  Washington's crossing by David Hackett Fischer
2004  A nation under our feet : black political struggles in the rural South from slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn
2003  An army at dawn : the war in North Africa,1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson
2002  The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand
2001  Founding brothers : the revolutionary generation by Joseph J. Ellis
2000  Freedom from fear : the American people in depression and war, 1929-1945 by David M. Kennedy
1999  Gotham : a history of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
1998  Summer for the gods : the Scopes trial and America's continuing debate over science and religion by Edward J. Larson
1997  Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution by Jack N. Rakove
1996  William Cooper's town : power and persuasion on the frontier of the early American republic by Alan Taylor
1995  No ordinary time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : the home front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin
1994  No award
1993  The radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood
1992  The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties by Mark E. Neely, Jr.
1991  A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1990  In our image : America's empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow
1989  Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63 by Taylor Branch; Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War era by James M. McPherson
1988  The launching of modern American science, 1846-1876 by Robert V. Bruce
1987  Voyagers to the West : a passage in the peopling of America on the eve of the Revolution by Bernard Bailyn
1986  The heavens and the earth : a political history of the space age by Walter A. McDougall
1985  Prophets of regulation : Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, Alfred E. Kahn by Thomas K. McCraw
1984  No award
1983  The transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 by Rhys L. Isaac
1982  Mary Chesnut's Civil War, edited by C. Vann Woodward
1981  American education : the national experience, 1783-1876 by Lawrence A. Cremin
1980  Been in the storm so long : the aftermath of slavery by Leon F. Litwack
1979  The Dred Scott Case : its significance in American law and politics by Don E. Fehrenbacher
1978  The visible hand : the managerial revolution in American business by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
1977  The impending crisis, 1848-1861 by David M. Potter; completed and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher
1976  Lamy of Santa Fe, his life and times by Paul Horgan
1975  Jefferson and his time by Dumas Malone
1974  The Americans : the democratic experience by Daniel J. Boorstin
1973  People of paradox : an inquiry concerning the origins of American civilization by Michael Kammen
1972  Neither Black nor white; slavery and race relations in Brazil and the United States by Carl N. Degler
1971  Roosevelt : the soldier of freedom by James MacGregor Burns
1970  Present at the creation : my years in the State Department by Dean Acheson
1969  Origins of the Fifth Amendment; the right against self-incrimination by Leonard W. Levy
1968  The ideological origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn
1967  Exploration and empire : the explorer and the scientist in the winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann
1966  The life of the mind in America, from the revolution to the Civil War by Perry Miller
1965  The greenback era; a social and political history of American finance, 1865-1879 by Irwin Unger
1964  Puritan village : the formation of a New England town by Sumner Chilton Powell
1963  Washington : volume 1 : Village and Capital, 1800-1878 by Constance McLaughlin Green
1962  The British Empire before the American Revolution : volume 10 : The triumphant empire : thunder-clouds gather in the west, 1763-1766 by Lawrence H. Gipson
1961  Between war and peace; the Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis
1960  In the days of McKinley by Margaret Leech
1959  The Republican era, 1869-1901; a study in administrative history by Leonard D. White, with the assistance of Miss Jean Schneider
1958  Banks and politics in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War by Bray Hammond
1957  Soviet-American relations, 1917-1920 : volume1 : Russia leaves the war by George F. Kennan
1956  The age of reform; from Bryan to F.D.R. by Richard Hofstadter
1955  Great river : the Rio Grande in North American history by Paul Horgan
1954  A stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton
1953  The era of good feelings by George Dangerfield
1952  The uprooted; the epic story of the great migrations that made the American people by Oscar Handlin
1951  The Old Northwest; pioneer period, 1815-1840 by R. Carlyle Buley
1950  Art and life in America by Oliver W. Larkin (Rev. & enlgd. ed. (1960) here)
1949  The disruption of American democracy by Roy Franklin Nichols
1948  Across the wide Missouri by Bernard De Voto
1947  Scientists against time by James Phinney Baxter 3rd
1946  The age of Jackson by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr.
1945  Unfinished business by Stephen Bonsal
1944  The growth of American thought by Merle Curti (3d ed (1964) here)
1943  Paul Revere & the world he lived in by Esther Forbes
1942  Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech
1941  The Atlantic migration, 1607-1860; a history of the continuing settlement of the United States by Marcus Lee Hansen
1940  Abraham Lincoln : the war years by Carl Sandburg
1939  A history of American magazines by Frank Luther Mott
1938  The road to reunion, 1865-1900 by Paul Herman Buck
1937  The flowering of New England, 1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks
1936  A constitutional history of the United States by Andrew C. McLaughlin
1935  The colonial period of American history by Charles McLean Andrews
1934  The people's choice, from Washington to Harding; a study in democracy by Herbert Agar
1933  The significance of sections in American history by Frederick J. Turner
1932  My experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing
1931  The coming of the war, 1914 by Bernadotte E. Schmitt
1930  The war of independence; American phase, being the second volume of a history of the American republic by Claude H. Van Tyne
1929  The organization and administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 by Fred Albert Shannon
1928  Main currents in American thought; an interpretation of American literature from the beginnings to 1920 by Vernon Louis Parrington
1927  Pinckney's treaty; America's advantage from Europe's distress, 1783-1800 by Samuel Flagg Bemis
1926  A history of the United States by Edward Channing
1925  History of the American frontier, 1763-1893 by Frederic L. Paxson
1924  The American Revolution : a constitutional interpretation by Charles Howard McIlwain
1923  The Supreme Court in United States history by Charles Warren (ebook, volume 1; ebook, volume 2; ebook, volume 3)
1922  The founding of New England by James Truslow Adams (ebook here)
1921  The victory at sea by William Sowden Sims in collaboration with Burton J. Hendrick (ebook here)
1920  The war with Mexico by Justin Harvey Smith (ebook, volume 1; ebook, volume 2)
1919  No award
1918  A history of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes (ebook here)
1917  With Americans of past and present days by His Excellency J. J. Jusserand, Ambassador of France to the United States (ebook here)

Distinguished Book Awards

These awards  recognize the best book-length publications in English on military history, whether monograph, bibliography, guide, or other project copyrighted in the previous three calendar years. For more information about The Society for Military History, sponsor of these awards, click here.

2020  The interrogation rooms of the Korean War : the untold history by Monica Kim; The killing season : a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66 by Geoffrey Robinson; Turncoat : Benedict Arnold and the crisis of American liberty by Stephen Brumwell; Medieval warfare : a reader, edited by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston; What nostalgia was : war, empire, and the time of a deadly emotion by Thomas Dodman

2019  A campaign of giants--The battle for Petersburg, volume 1: from the crossing of the James to the Crater by A. Wilson Greene; The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War by Peter Guardino; Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish hero of the American Revolution by Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia; Environmental histories of the First World War, edited by Richard P. Tucker, Tait Keller, J.R. McNeill, and Martin Schmid

2018  The rivers ran backward : the Civil War and the remaking of the American middle border by Christopher Phillips; Motivation in war : the experience of common soldiers in Old-Regime Europe by Ilya Berkovich; Omar Nelson Bradley : America's GI general by Steven L. Ossad; The Holocaust : an encyclopedia and document collection, edited by Paul R. Bartrop and Michael Dickerman

2017  Fatal Sunday : George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the politics of battle by Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone; The gunpowder age : China, military innovation, and the rise of the West in world history by Tonio Andrade; The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948 by Laila Parsons; The battle of Crécy : a casebook, edited by Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries

2016  Braddock's defeat : the Battle of Monongahela and the road to revolution by David Preston; The Iran-Iraq war by Pierre Razoux; Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich : Supreme Commander of the Russian Army by Paul Robinson; Germany at war : 400 years of military history, edited by David T. Zabecki

2015  The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy; Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I by Alexander Watson; Blucher : scourge of Napoleon by Michael V. Leggiere

2014  Jackson's sword : the Army Officer Corps on the American frontier, 1810-1821 and Peacekeepers and conquerors : the Army Officer Corps on the American frontier, 1821-1846 by Samuel J. Watson; Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker; The young Ataturk : from Ottoman soldier to statesman of Turkey by George W. Gawrych; American Civil War : the definitive encyclopedia and document collection, edited by Spencer Tucker

2013  The school of hard knocks : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces by Richard S. Faulkner; The Wehrmacht retreats : fighting a lost war, 1943 by Robert M. Citino; Stalin's general : the life of Georgy Zhukov by Geoffrey Roberts; Of duty well and faithfully done : a history of the regular army in the Civil War by Clayton R. Newell and Charles R. Shrader

2012  Kevlar legions : the transformation of the U.S. Army, 1989-2005 by John Sloan Brown; The battle for China : essays on the military history of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945, edited by Mark Peattie, Edward Drea, and Hans van de Ven; Manstein : Hitler's greatest general by Mungo Melvin; US Army Order of Battle, 1919-1941 by Steven E. Clay

2011  Torchbearers of democracy : African American soldiers in the World War I era by Chad L. Williams; The Thirty Years War : Europe's tragedy by Peter H. Wilson; Triquet's Cross : a study of military heroism by John MacFarlane; The Oxford encyclopedia of medieval warfare and military technology, edited by Clifford J. Rogers

2010  A savage conflict : the decisive role of guerrillas in the American Civil War by Daniel E. Sutherland; Japan's Imperial Army : its rise and fall, 1853-1945 by Edward J. Drea; Douglas Haig and the First World War by J.P. Harris; The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars : a political, social, and military history, edited by Spencer C. Tucker

2009  The Cold War U.S. Army : building deterrence for limited war by Ingo Trauschweizer; Vauban under siege : engineering efficiency and martial vigor in the War of the Spanish Succession by Jamel Ostwald; Vietnam's forgotten army : heroism and betrayal in the ARVN by Andy Wiest; The Cambridge history of Greek and Roman warfare, edited by Philip Sabin, Hans van Wees, and Michael Whitby

2008  1812 : war with America by Jon Latimer; War and genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898 by John Lawrence Tone; Your death would be mine : Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War by Martha Hannah; The Encyclopedia of the Cold War : a political, social and military history, edited by Spencer C. Tucker

2007  The first way of war : American war making on the frontier, 1607-1814 by John Grenier; Pyrrhic victory : French strategy and operations in the Great War by Robert A. Doughty; Caesar : life of a colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy; Encyclopedia of war & American society, edited by Peter Karsten

2006  The battle of Leyte Gulf : the last fleet action by H. P. Willmott; Princes, posts, and partisans : the army of Louis XIV and partisan warfare in the Netherlands (1673-1678) by George Satterfield; Atlas of the Civil War by Steven E. Woodworth and Kenneth J. Winkle; Horatio Nelson, the new letters, edited by Colin White

2005  The regulars : the American Army, 1898-1941 by Edward M. Coffman; Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm : the evolution of operational warfare by Robert M. Citino; United States Army unit and organizational histories : a bibliography by James T. Controvich

2004  Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! by George C. Rable; Fields of fire : the Canadians in Normandy by Terry Copp; A good idea of hell : letters from a chasseur a pied, edited by Joshua Brown; The Naval War of 1812 : a documentary history : volume 3 : 1814-1815, edited by Michael J. Crawford

2003  An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson; The First World War : volume 1 : To arms by Hew Strachan; By tank into Normandy : a memoir of the campaign in north-west Europe from D-Day to VE Day by Stuart Hills; Encyclopedia of the American Civil War : a political and military history, edited by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler

2002  Allies and adversaries : the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. strategy in World War II by Mark Stoler; At war, at sea : sailors and naval combat in the twentieth century by Ronald H. Spector; A youth in the Meuse-Argonne : a memoir, 1917-1918, A colonel in the armored divisions : a memoir, 1941-1945, and In the Philippines and Okinawa : a memoir, 1945-1948, by William S. Triplet, edited by Robert H. Ferrell

2001  Inside Hitler's High Command by Geoffrey P. Megargee; The Philippine War, 1899-1902 by Brian McAllister Linn; The Oxford companion to American military history, John Whiteclay Chambers II, editor-in-chief (also available online for MSUM students, staff, and faculty)

2000  The GI offensive in Europe : the triumph of American infantry divisions, 1941-1945 by Peter R. Mansoor; Sir John Fisher's naval revolution by Nicholas A. Lambert

1999  Kaigun : strategy, tactics, and technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 by David C. Evans and Mark R. Peattie; Tecumseh : a life by John Sugden

1998  Guardians of empire : the U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940 by Brian McAllister Linn; The king's army : warfare, soldiers, and society during the wars of religion in France, 1562-1576 by James B. Wood

1997  Courage and air warfare : the Allied aircrew experience in the Second World War by Mark K. Wells; American samurai : myth, imagination, and the conduct of battle in the First Marine Division, 1941-1951 by Craig M. Cameron

1996  One hundred years of sea power : the U.S. Navy, 1890-1990 by George W. Baer; Rich relations : the American occupation of Britain, 1942-1945 by David Reynolds

1995  Paul Revere's ride by David Hackett Fischer; A world at arms : a global history of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg (2d ed. (2005) here)

1994  A history of warfare by John Keegan; An American profession of arms : the army officer corps, 1784-1861 by William B. Skelton

1993  The French Foreign Legion by Douglas Porch; War Plan Orange : the U.S. strategy to defeat Japan, 1897-1945 by Edward S. Miller

1992  The age of battles : the quest for decisive warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo by Russell F. Weigley; Forged in battle : the Civil War alliance of Black soldiers and white officers by Joseph T. Glatthaar

1991  The Women's Army Corps, 1945-1978 by Bettie J. Morden; Limits of empire : the Roman army in the East by Benjamin Isaac

1990  Technology and war : from 2000 B.C. to the present by Martin Van Creveld; The War of 1812 : a forgotten conflict by Donald R. Hickey

1989  Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War era by James M. McPherson; The military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the West by Geoffrey Parker

1988  To raise an army : the draft comes to modern America by John W. Chambers, II

1987  Pershing, general of the armies by Donald Smythe

The Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize

Awarded for the best monograph in the field of history published by a current member of the Western Association of Women Historians. For more information about the Western Association of Women Historians, sponsors of the Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize, click here.

2020  Gender, separatist politics, and embodied nationalism in Cameroon by Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué; Feminism for the Americas : the making of an international human rights movement by Katherine M. Marino (honorable mention)
2019  Undocumented lives : the untold story of Mexican migration by Ana Raquel Minian
2018  Madeleine's children : family, freedom, secrets, and lies in France's Indian Ocean colonies by Sue Peabody
2017  Facing the revocation : Huguenot families, faith, and the king's will by Carolyn Chappell Lougee
2016  The power to die : slavery and suicide in British North America by Terri Snyder
2015  Lamaze : an international history by Paula Michaels
2014  Redefining rape : sexual violence in the era of suffrage and segregation by Estelle Freedman
2013  Crime and punishment in early modern Europe by Nancy Kollman
2012  Burned bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain by Edith Sheffer
2011  Civilizing habits : women missionaries and the revival of the French empire by Sarah Curtis
2010  Fit to be tied : sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980 by Rebecca M. Kluchin
2009  Contested paternity : constructing families in modern France by Rachel Fuchs
2008  An intimate affair : women, lingerie, and sexuality by Jill Field
2007  Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge by Linda Nash
2006  Birthing the nation : sex, science, and the conception of eighteenth-century Britons by Lisa Cody
2005  Nazi 'chic'? : fashioning women in the Third Reich by Irene Guenther
2004  The world's richest Indian : the scandal over Jackson Barnett's oil fortune by Tanis Thorne
2003  Marching on Washington : the forging of an American political tradition by Lucy G. Barber
2002  Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American reform, 1880-1930 by Patricia Schechter
2001  To have and to hold : marriage, the baby boom, and social change by Jessica Weiss
2000  Engendered encounters : feminism and Pueblo cultures, 1879-1934 by Margaret D. Jacobs; Images of rape : the heroic tradition and its alternatives by Diane Wolfthal
1999  The king's midwife : a history and mystery of Madame du Coudray by Nina Gelbart
1998  From mobilization to civil war : the politics of polarization in the Spanish city of Gijon, 1900-1937 by Pamela Bess Radcliff
1997  Maternal justice : Miriam Van Waters and the female reform tradition by Estelle Freedman
1996  Sick and tired of being sick and tired : Black women's health activism in America, 1880-1950 by Susan L. Smith
1995  Engendering business : men and women in the corporate office, 1870-1930 by Angel Kwolek-Folland
1994  The second gold rush : Oakland and the East Bay in World War II by Marilynn S. Johnson
1993  The rise of public woman : woman's power and woman's place in the United States, 1630-1970 by Glenna Matthews
1992  Latin American women and the search for social justice by Francesca Miller
1991  Gender and disorder in early modern Seville by Mary Elizabeth Perry
1990  Searching the heart : women, men, and romantic love in nineteenth-century America by Karen Lystra
1989  A peculiar people : slave religion and community-culture among the Gullahs by Margaret Washington Creel
1988  Feminine and opposition journalism in old regime France : Le Journal des dames by Nina Rattner Gelbart
1987  Loosening the bonds : Mid-Atlantic farm women, 1750-1850 by Joan M. Jensen; Sisterhood denied : race, gender, and class in a New South community by Dolores Janiewski
1986  No prize awarded, insufficient submissions
1985  Boulevard theater and revolution in eighteenth-century Paris by Michèlle Root-Bernstein
1984  Flowers in salt : the beginnings of feminist consciousness in modern Japan by Sharon L. Sievers
1983  Never done : a history of American housework by Susan Strasser
1982  Crime and society in early modern Seville by Mary Elizabeth Perry
1981  Victorian women : a documentary account of women's lives in nineteenth-century England, France, and the United States by Erna Olafson Hellerstein, Leslie Parker Hume, and Karen M. Offen

The Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., Prize
Awarded for the best work in English on World War I. For more information about the World War I Historical Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019  When the war came home : the Ottomans’ Great War and the devastation of an empire by Yigit Akin; The Imperial Russian Army in peace, war, and revolution 1856-1917 by Roger R. Reese
2018  Haig’s enemy : Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany’s war on the Western Front by Jonathan Boff; The generals’ war : operational level command on the Western Front in 1918 by David T. Zabecki; Pandora’s box : a history of the First World War by Jörn Leonhard
2017  The vanquished : why the First World War failed to end by Robert Gerwarth; Pershing's Crusaders : the American soldier in World War I by Richard Faulkner
2016  Instrument of war : the German Army 1914-1918 by Dennis Showalter; The path to war : how the First World War created modern America by Michael S. Neiberg; Written in blood : the battle for Fortress Przemyl in WWI by Graydon "Jack" Tunstall
2015  Serbia and the Balkan Front, 1914 : the outbreak of the Great War by James Lyon
2014  Verdun : the longest battle of the Great War by Paul Jankowski
2013  Planning Armageddon : British economic warfare and the First World War by Nicholas A. Lambert
2012  The Romanian battlefront in World War I by Glenn E. Torrey
2011  The Russian origins of the First World War by Sean McMeekin
2010  The final battle : soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918 By D. Scott Stephenson; Blood on the snow : the Carpathian Winter War of 1915 by Graydon "Jack" Tunstall; Breakthrough : the Gorlice-Tarnow campaign, 1915 by Richard L. DiNardo
2009  Bloody victory : the sacrifice on the Somme and the making of the twentieth century by William James Philpott
2008  The Second Battle of the Marne by Michael S. Neiberg
2007  To conquer hell : the Meuse-Argonne, 1918 by Edward Lengel
2006  Pyrrhic victory : French strategy and operations in the Great War by Brigadier General Robert A. Doughty, USA (Ret.)
2005  Fighting different wars : experience, memory, and the First World War in Britain by Janet S. K. Watson
2004  A fraternity of arms : America and France in the Great War by Robert B. Bruce
2003  France and the Great War, 1914-1918 By Leonard V. Smith, Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, and Annette Becker
2002  German atrocities, 1914 : a history of denial by John Horne & Alan Kramer
2001  The First World War, volume 1 : To arms by Hew Strachan
2000  Sir John Fisher's naval revolution By Nicholas A. Lambert
1999  The First World War : Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918 by Holger H. Herwig