Ellis W. Hawley Prize Winners

2019

Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University, The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Harvard University Press)

2018

Richard White, Stanford University, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896 (Oxford University Press)

2017

Sam Lebovic, George Mason University, Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America (Harvard University Press)

2016

Gary Gerstle, University of Cambridge, Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present (Princeton University Press)

2015

Alan McPherson, University of Oklahoma, The Invaded: How Latin Americans and Their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations (Oxford University Press)

2014

Kate Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford University Press)

2013

Johnathan Levy, Princeton University, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (Harvard University Press)

2012

Darren Dochuk, Purdue University, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

2011

Nick Cullather, Indiana University, The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia (Harvard University Press)

Honorable Mention: Samuel Zipp, Brown University, Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York (Oxford University Press)

2010

Margot Canaday, Princeton University, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (Princeton University Press)

2009

Peggy Pascoe, University of Oregon, What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America (Oxford University Press)

2008

David M. P. Freund, University of Maryland, College Park, Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America (The University of Chicago Press)

Wendy L. Wall, Colgate University, Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press)

2007

Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania, The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America (Cambridge University Press)

2006

Meg Jacobs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (Princeton University Press)

2005

Alison Isenberg, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It (The University of Chicago Press)

2004

Jennifer Klein, Yale University, For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State (Princeton University Press)

2003

Steven W. Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology, Regulating Railroad Innovation: Business, Technology, and Politics in America, 1840–1920 (Cambridge University Press)

2002

David W. Blight, Amherst College, Race and the Civil War in American Memory (Harvard University Press)

2001

Stephen Kantrowitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White America, (The University of North Carolina Press)

2000

Julian E. Zelizer, Taxing America: Wilbur Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975 (Cambridge University Press)

1999

Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (Harvard University Press)

1998

Walter LaFeber, The Clash: A History of U.S.-Japan Relations (W.W. Norton)

1997

Gareth Davies, From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism (University Press of Kansas)