Friedrich Katz Prize
The American Historical Association offers the Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean History, which honors Friedrich Katz, an Austrian-born specialist in Latin American history, whose nearly 50-year career inspired dozens of students and colleagues in the field. The general rules for submission are:
- The prize will be awarded annually to the best book published in English focusing on Latin America, including the Caribbean.
- Books bearing an imprint of 2014 are eligible for the 2015 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 following committee members and clearly labeled “Katz Prize Entry.” 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 May 15, 2015, to be eligible for the 2015 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2016 AHA annual meeting in Atlanta.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
Review committee contact information for the next prize year will be posted by March 31.
2014 Katz Prize
Piero Gleijeses, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins Univ.
Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976–1991 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)
Based on monumental research in archives on three continents, including Cuban archives that no other foreign scholars have been allowed to use, Visions of Freedom puts Cuba’s long military mission to Angola at the center of the fight against apartheid and at the heart of Cuba’s self-image as a revolutionary nation. Defying both the Soviets and the US, Cuba emerges in this absorbing narrative as relatively autonomous and as powerfully influential on the global stage of the Cold War.