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Lawrence W. Levine Award

The deadline for the 2018 award has passed. Information on the 2019 award will be available summer 2018.


The Lawrence W. Levine Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book in American cultural history. Lawrence W. Levine was president of the OAH 1992–1993.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

The award will be presented at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, April 12–14.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2018 Lawrence W. Levine Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 2, 2017.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 2, 2017 and before January 1, 2018. 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 8, 2018. (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 Lawrence W. Levine Award Committee by February 2018. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Lawrence W. Levine Award Committee

Nicole Eustace (Lawrence W. Levine Award Committee Chair)
New York University
Department of History
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012

Matthew Countryman
Department of History
University of Michigan
1029 Tisch Hall
435 South State Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1003

Adria L. Imada
University of California, Irvine
Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine CA 92697-3275

Jen Manion
Amherst College
Department of History
111 Chapin Hall
Amherst MA 01002

William A. Morgan
Lone Star College-Montgomery
Department of History (A-220 P)
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe TX 77384-4500



List of Past Winners