Awards

Book Awards and Prizes

Recognizing excellence in published works of American history


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Willi Paul Adams Award

Recognizing the best book on American history published in a language other than English.


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May 1, 2024

Ray Allen Billington Prize

Recognizing the best book on the history of native and/or settler peoples in frontier, border, and borderland zones of intercultural contact.


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October 1, 2024

Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award

Recognizing the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction.


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October 20, 2023

Merle Curti Social History Award

Recognizing the best book in American social history.


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October 1, 2023

Merle Curti Intellectual History Award

Recognizing the best book in American intellectual history.


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October 1, 2023

Ellis W. Hawley Prize

Recognizing the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present.


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October 1, 2023

Darlene Clark Hine Award

Best book in African American women’s and gender history.


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October 1, 2023

Richard W. Leopold Prize

Recognizing historical scholarship that focuses on America and the world, military affairs, historical activities of the federal government, documentary histories, or biography created by a US government historian or federal contract historian.


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October 1, 2023

Lawrence W. Levine Award

Recognizing the best book in American cultural history.


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October 1, 2023

Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

Recognizing the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present.


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October 1, 2023

David Montgomery Award

Best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history.


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October 1, 2023

Mary Nickliss Prize in US Women’s and/or Gender History

Recognizing the most original book by an academic historian in the field of US women’s and/or gender history.


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October 1, 2023

James A. Rawley Award

Recognizing the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States.


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October 1, 2023

Frederick Jackson Turner Award

Recognizing the author of a first scholarly book dealing with any aspect of American history.


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October 1, 2023