Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2021

The Civil War and Reconstruction Book 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.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

The award will be presented at the 2022 OAH Conference on American History in Boston, MA, March 31–April 3.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2022 Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2021.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2021 and before January 1, 2022. 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 7, 2022. (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 Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award Committee by February 2022. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Conference on American History and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. ​Read our privacy policy here.

Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award Committee

Nikki Taylor (Committee Chair)
602 Totten Place NE
Washington DC 20017
Affiliation: Howard University

Christopher Bonner
University of Maryland, College Park
Department of History
2115 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD 20742

Matthew Karp
The Cullman Center
476 5th Avenue, Room 225
New York NY 10018
Affiliation: Princeton University
 

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2021

List of Past Winners