Albert B. Corey Prize
Next Award Year: 2018
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 2018 prize is administered by the American Historical Association. The general rules for submission are:
- Books bearing a copyright of 2016 or 2017 are eligible for the 2018 prize.
- One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member 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 received by May 15, 2018, to be eligible for the 2018 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Historical Association.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
The deadline for this year’s submissions has passed.
Judges’ contact information and prize submission form for the 2018 prize will be posted in March 2018.
2016 Corey Prize
Robert MacDougall, University of Western Ontario (Western University)
The People’s Network: The Political Economy of the Telephone in the Gilded Age (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)
MacDougall deploys comparative and transnational theoretical frames to trace the struggle between local telephone operators and the Bell system that eventually (but not inevitably) came to dominate telecommunications in both Canada and the US. The author’s great achievement is to connect business history, technology history and the history of state expansion and regulatory power, while also connecting readers to the wonder of a technology that changed the meaning of time, space and scale.