Society of American Historians

Established: 1939. Affiliate since May 1993. Membership: 250. Annual dues: $50.

Statement of Purpose: To promote literary distinction in historical writing by awarding the annual Francis Parkman Prize for the best book in American history (book copyright in the previous year); in odd-numbered years the biennial James Fenimore Cooper Prize for the best historical novel (book copyright in the previous two years); the annual Allan Nevins Prize for the best-written dissertation; and the annual Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Award for Distinguished Writing in American History of enduring Public Significance. The submission due date for the Cooper, Parkman, and Nevins prizes is January 31.

Annual Meeting: May; annual breakfast concurrently with OAH meeting