Prizes and Awards: Scholarship

Albert J. Beveridge Award (American Historical Association)

Mel Ely, 2005, for Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War

 

Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

Scott Nelson, 2007, for Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend

 

Award for Excellence in Research (New York State Archives)

Carol Sheriff, 1996, for The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862

 

Bancroft Prize (Columbia University)

Mel Ely, 2005, for Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War

 

David Pinkney Prize (Society for French Historical Studies)

Ron Schechter, 2003, for Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815

 

Dixon Ryan Fox Prize (New York Historical Society)

Carol Sheriff, 1996, for The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862

 

Emil and Kathleen Sick Book-Lecture Series (University of Washington Press)

Andy Fisher, 2008, for Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity

 

Forum for the History of Science in America Book Award

Chandos Brown, 1990, for Benjamin Silliman: A Life in the Young Republic

 

 
Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award (Southern Historical Association)

Ron Hoffman, 2005, for Dear Papa, Dear Charley: The Peregrinations of a Revolutionary Aristocrat

 

Homer D. Babbidge, Jr. Award (Association for the Study of Connecticut History)

Chris Grasso, 2000, for A Speaking Aristocracy: Transforming Political Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Connecticut

 

J. Franklin Jameson Award (American Historical Association)

Ron Hoffman, 2005, for Dear Papa, Dear Charley: The Peregrinations of a Revolutionary Aristocrat

James Rawley Prize (Organization of American Historians)

Cindy Hahamovitch,2012, No Man’s Land

 

John McClelland Award (Washington State Historical Society)

Andy Fisher, 2008, for "Invasion of the Boardheads"

 

Leo Gershoy Award (American Historical Association)

Ron Schechter, 2004, for Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815

 

Library of Virginia Award for Nonfiction

Mel Ely, 2005, for Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War

Ron Hoffman, 2001, for Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782

Scott Nelson, 2007, for Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend

 

Maryland Historical Society Book Award

Ron Hoffman, 2002, for Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland:A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782, and for Dear Papa, Dear Charley: The Peregrinations of a Revolutionary Artistocrat

 

Merle Curti Award (Organization of American Historians)

Scott Nelson, 2007, for Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend

Cindy Hahamovitch, 2012, No Man’s Land

 

National Award for Arts Writing (Arts Club of Washington)

Scott Nelson, 2007, for Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend

 

Outstanding Academic Titles (Choice)

Mel Ely, 2005, for Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War

LuAnn Homza, 2006, for The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614: An Anthology of Sources

Plumeri Award (W&M)

Lu Ann Homza

Scott Nelson

Chitralekha Zutshi

Ralph D. Gray Prize (Society for Historians of the Early American Republic)

Chris Grasso, for "Skepticism and American Faith: Infidels and Converts in the Early Nineteenth Century"

Robert G. Athearn Prize from the Western History Association for the best book on the 20th-century American West in 2011-12 

Andrew Fisher

Richard L. Morton Prize (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture)

Brett Rushforth, 2003, for "'A Little Flesh We Offer You': The Origins of Indian Slavery in New France"

Susan Kern, 2005, for “The Material World of the Jeffersons at Shadwell”

 

Wesley-Logan Prize (American Historical Association/Association for the Study of African American Life and History)

Mel Ely, 2005, for Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War