Albert B. Corey Prize
Next Award Year: 2016
The Albert B. Corey Prize, awarded for the first time in 1967, is sponsored jointly by the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association. This biennial prize is awarded in even numbered years for the best book on Canadian-American relations or on the history of both countries. The prize was approved in 1963 by the Councils of both Associations in honor of Albert B. Corey (1898–1963), one-time chair of the American section of the AHA-CHA Joint Committee, who first proposed such an award to encourage the study of Canadian-US relations. The awarding of the prize was formally ratified in 1966, after funding for the prize was secured. See the list of past recipients.
The 2016 prize is administered by the Canadian Historical Association. The general rules for submission are:
- Books bearing an imprint of 2014 or 2015 are eligible for the 2016 prize.
- Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
- One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the committee members listed below and clearly labeled “Corey Prize Entry.” Entries to Canadian postal addresses must be sent Delivery Duty Paid. Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.
Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by December 31, 2015, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the 2016 annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
The deadline for this year’s submissions has passed.
Judges’ contact information for the 2016 prize will be posted in October 2015.
2014 Corey Prize
Lissa Wadewitz, Linfield Coll.
The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea (Univ. of Washington Press)
Lissa Wadewitz’s The Nature of Borders illuminates beautifully the variables that affected the salmon population of the transnational Pacific Northwest during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She finds that—rather than mere urbanization or industrial innovation—it was the exploitation of the porous US-Canada boundary that imperiled the species. This careful study speaks volumes about the impact of borders on the historical actor least confined by the dictates of the nation-state: the natural world.