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Avery O. Craven Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018

The Avery O. Craven Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history. The exception recognizes and reflects Craven's Quaker convictions. Avery O. Craven was president of the OAH 1963–1964.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

The award will be presented at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4–6.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2019 Avery O. Craven Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2018.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2018 and before January 1, 2019. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be sent to each committee member postmarked no later than January 7, 2019. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct timeframe making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation from the publisher with each copy of the book sent to the committee members.

The final decision will be made by the Avery O. Craven Award Committee by February 2019. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. Please see privacy policy at: ​http://www.oah.org/about/privacy/​.

Avery O. Craven Award Committee

Manisha Sinha (Committee Chair)
University of Connecticut
Department of History
241 Glenbrook Road, U-4103
Storrs CT 06269-4103

Gregory P Downs
University of California, Davis
Department of History
2216 Social Science and Humanities
One Shields Avenue
Davis CA 95616

Julie L. Holcomb
Baylor University
Department of Museum Studies
One Bear Place, #97154
Waco TX 76798

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018

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