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David Montgomery Award

The deadline has passed. Information on the 2020 award will be available summer 2019.

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018

David MontgomeryThe David Montgomery Award is given annually by the OAH with co-sponsorship by the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history. Eligible works shall be written in English and deal with United States history in significant ways but may include comparative or transnational studies that fall within these guidelines. The award is given in recognition of David Montgomery’s crucial role in pioneering new approaches to the study of working people and their history. David Montgomery was president of the OAH 1999-2000.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

The award will be presented at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4–6.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2019 David Montgomery Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2018.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2018 and before January 1, 2019. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be received by each committee member and postmarked no later than January 7, 2019. (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 David Montgomery Award Committee by February 2019. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting 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. Please see privacy policy at: ​http://www.oah.org/about/privacy/​.

David Montgomery Award Committee

Daniel J. Walkowitz (Committee Chair)
133 West 17th Street, Apartment 5D
New York NY 10011
[Affiliation: New York University (Emeritus)]

Alice Kessler-Harris
Columbia University (Emerita)
Department of History
413 Fayerweather Hall
1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10027

Lara Putnam
University of Pittsburgh
Department of History
Posvar 3708
Pittsburgh PA 15260

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018

List of Past Winners