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Avery O. Craven Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 3, 2016

Avery O. CravenThe 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, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The award will be presented at the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6–9.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2017 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 3, 2016.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 3, 2016 and before January 1, 2017. 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 9, 2017. (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 2017. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Avery O. Craven Award Committee

Wendy Hamand Venet (Committee Chair)
Department of History
Georgia State University
25 Park Place, Suite 2000
Atlanta GA 30303

Tiya Alicia Miles
Department of American Culture
3700 Haven Hall
University of Michigan
505 South State Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109

Natale A. Zappia
Department of History
Whittier College
13406 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier CA 90608

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 3, 2016

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