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OAH Members Awarded Prestigious Bancroft Prize in History

March 13, 2014. Columbia University announced today that two acclaimed works by OAH members will be awarded the 2014 Bancroft Prize.

Please join us in congratulating Ira Katznelson, Columbia University, and Ari Kelman, University of California, Davis. Katznelson is being recognized for his book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright Publishing Corporation / W.W. Norton & Company, 2013), and Kelman for his book, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Professor Katznelson is Columbia University's Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, and president of the Social Science Research Council. A graduate of Columbia College, he holds a PhD in History from Cambridge University. His books include Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (2013), Liberal Beginnings: A Republic for the Moderns (2008; co-authored with Andreas Kalyvas), When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America (2005), and Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust (2003).  

Professor Kelman is in the department of history at the University of California, Davis. In addition to A Misplaced Massacre, he is the author of A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans. Kelman's essays have appeared in Slate, The Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Journal of American History, among others.

Congratulations Professors Katznelson and Kelman!

Read the complete story in the March 13, 2014 issue of Columbia University's On Campus blog.

Posted: March 14, 2014
Tagged: Clio's Kudos, News of the Profession