Albert J. Beveridge Award Recipients

The Albert J. Beveridge Award is given annually for the best book in English on the history of the United States, Latin America, or Canada from 1492 to the present. Books that employ new methodological or conceptual tools or that constitute a significant reinterpretation of an important historical problem are given preference in the awarding of this prize. The award was established on a biennial basis in 1939 and has been awarded annually since 1945.

2013

Dr. W. Jeffrey Bolster, The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press)

2012

Dr. Rebecca J. Scott, Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard Univ. Press)

2012

Dr. Jean M. Hebrard, Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard Univ. Press)

2011

Mr. Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner)

2010

Dr. John R. McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2009

Dr. Karl Jacoby, Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History (Penguin Press)

2008

Dr. Scott Kurashige, The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles (Princeton Univ. Press)

2007

Dr. Allan M. Brandt, The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America (Basic Books)

2006

Dr. Louis S. Warren, Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show (Knopf)

2005

Dr. Melvin Patrick Ely, Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War (Knopf)

2004

Dr. Edward L. Ayers, In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-63 (W.W. Norton)

2003

Dr. Ira Berlin, Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press)

2002

Dr. Mary A Renda, Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of US Imperialism, 1915-40 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

2001

Dr. Alexander Keyssar, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States. (Basic Books)

2000

Dr. Linda Gordon, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (Harvard Univ. Press)

1999

Dr. Friedrich Katz, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa (Stanford Univ. Press)

1998

Dr. Philip D. Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the 18th-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1997

Dr. William B. Taylor, Magistrates of the Sacred: Priests and Parishioners in 18th-Century Mexico (Stanford Univ. Press)

1996

Dr. Alan S. Taylor, William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (Knopf)

1995

Dr. Ann Douglas, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

1995

Dr. Stephen C. Innes, Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England (W.W. Norton)

1994

Dr. Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Providence Island, 1630-41: The Other Purian Colony (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1993

Dr. James M. Lockhart, The Nahuas after the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, 16th through 18th Centuries (Stanford Univ. Press)

1992

Dr. Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1991

Dr. Richard S. Price, Alabi's World (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1990

Dr. Jon Butler, Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (Harvard Univ. Press)

1989

Dr. Peter Novick, That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1988

Dr. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1988

Dr. James L. Leloudis, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1988

Dr. Robert R. Korstad, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1988

Dr. Lu Ann Jones, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1988

Mr. Christopher B. Daly, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1988

Dr. Mary Murphy, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1987

Dr. Mary C. Karasch, Slave Life in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-50 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1986

Dr. Alan S. Knight, The Mexican Revolution, 2 vols (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1985

Dr. Nancy M. Farriss, Maya Society under Colonial Rule: The Collective Enterprise of Survival (Princeton Univ. Press)

1984

Dr. Sean Wilentz, Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1983

Dr. Louis R. Harlan, Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-15 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1982

Dr. Walter Rodney, History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1981

Dr. Paul G.E. Clemens, The Atlantic Economy and Colonial Maryland's Eastern Shore: From Tobacco to Grain (Cornell Univ. Press)

1980

Mr. John W. Reps, Cities of the American West: A History of Frontier Urban Planning (Cornell Univ. Press)

1979

Dr. Calvin Luther Martin, Keepers of the Game: Indian-Animal Relationships and the Fur Trade (Univ. of California Press)

1978

Dr. John Leddy Phelan, The People and the King: The Comunero Revolution in Columbia, 1781 (Univ. of Wisconsin Press)

1977

Dr. Henry F. May, The Enlightenment in America (Oxford Univ. Press)

1976

Dr. Edmund S. Morgan, American Slavery--American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (W.W. Norton)

1975

Dr. David B. Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1700-1823 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1974

Dr. Peter H. Wood, Black Majority (Knopf)

1973

Dr. Richard S. Slotkin, Regeneration through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1850 (Wesleyan Unv. Press)

1972

Dr. James T. Lemon, The Best Poor Man's Country (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1971

Dr. Carl N. Degler, Neither Black nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States (Macmillan)

1971

Dr. David J. Rothman, The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (Little)

1970

Dr. Sheldon Hackney, Populism to Progressivism in Alabama (Princeton Univ. Press)

1970

Dr. Leonard L. Richards, 'Gentlemen of Property and Standing': Anti-Abolition Mobs in Jacksonian America (Oxford Univ. Press)

1969

Dr. Sam Bass Warner Jr., The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1968

Dr. Michael Paul Rogin, The Intellectuals and McCarthy: The Radical Specter (MIT Press)

1966

Dr. Herman Belz, Reconstructing the Union: Conflict of Theory and Policy during the Civil War (Cornell Univ. Press)

1965

Dr. Daniel M. Fox, The Discovery of Abundance (Cornell Univ. Press)

1964

Dr. Linda Grant DePauw, The Eleventh Pillar: New York State and the Federal Constitution (Cornell Univ. Press)

1962

Dr. Walter F. LaFeber, The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-98 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1961

Dr. Calvin D. Davis, The United States and the First Hague Peace Conference (Cornell Univ. Press)

1960

Col C. Clarence Clendenen, The United States and Pancho Villa (Cornell Univ. Press)

1960

Dr. Nathan Miller, The Enterprise of a Free People: Canals and the Canal Fund in the New York Economy, 1792-1838 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1959

Dr. Arnold M. Paul, Free Conservative Crisis and the Rule of Law: Attitudes of Bar and Bench, 1887-95 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1958

Dr. Paul K. Conkin, Tomorrow a New World: The New Deal Community Program (Cornell Univ. Press)

1957

Dr. David M. Pletcher, Rails, Mines, and Progress: Seven American Promoters in Mexico (Cornell Univ. Press)

1956

Dr. Paul W. Schroeder, The Axis Alliance and Japanese-American Relations, 1941 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1955

Dr. Ian C. C. Graham, Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-83 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1954

Dr. Arthur M. Johnson, The Development of American Petroleum Pipelines: A Study in Enterprise and Public Policy (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1953

Dr. George R. Bentley, A History of the Freedman's Bureau (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1952

Dr. Clarence L. Ver Steeg, Robert Morris, Revolutionary Financier (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1951

Dr. Robert W. Twyman, History of Marshall Field and Co., 1852-1906 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1950

Dr. Glyndon G. Van Deusen, Horace Greeley: Nineteenth Century Crusader (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1949

Dr. Reynold M. Wik, Steam Power on the American Farm: A Chapter in Agricultural History, 1850-1920 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1948

Dr. Donald H. Fleming, John William Draper and the Religion of Science (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1947

Dr. Lewis Hanke, The Struggle for Justice in the Spanish Conquest of America (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1946

Dr. Arthur Bestor, Backwoods Utopias: The Sectarian and Owenite Phases of Communitarian Socialism in America, 1663-1829 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1945

Dr. John Richard Alden, John Stuart and the Southern Colonial Frontier (Univ. of Michigan Press)

1943

Dr. Harold Whitman Bradley, The American Frontier in Hawaii: The Pioneers, 1789-1843 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1941

Dr. Charles Albro Barker, The Background of the Revolution in Maryland (Yale Univ. Press)

1939

Dr. John T. Horton, James Kent: A Study in Conservatism (Appleton)