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Frederick Jackson Turner Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014

The Frederick Jackson Turner Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.

The rules and terms of the competition are as follows:

  1. Eligible books must be published during the calendar year preceding that in which the award is given;
  2. The author may not have previously published a book-length work of history;
  3. Submissions will be made by publishers, who may submit such books as they deem eligible;
  4. Co-authored works are eligible, as long as neither author has previously published a book;
  5. Authors who have previously co-authored a book of history are not eligible.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

The award will be presented at the 2015 OAH Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, April 16–19.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2015 Frederick Jackson Turner Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below and must include a complete list of the author’s publications OR a statement from the publisher verifying this is the author's first book. No submission will be considered without this proof of eligibility. Each committee member must receive all submissions by October 1, 2014.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2014 and before January 1, 2015. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be received no later than January 7, 2015. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right)

The final decision will be made by the Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee by February 2015. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation, where she or he will receive a cash award and a plaque.

Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee

Alan M. Kraut (Committee Chair)
2801 New Mexico Avenue, NW
Unit 511
Washington DC 20007
[Affiliation: American University]

Elizabeth Borgwardt
Washington University in St. Louis
Department of History
One Brookings Drive
St Louis MO 63130

Leslie M. Harris
97 Rogers Street
Atlanta GA 30317
[Affiliation: Emory University]

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014

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