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.

2018
Camilla Townsend, Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive (Oxford Univ. Press)

2017
David Chang, The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration (Univ. of Minnesota Press)

2016
Ann Twinam, Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies (Stanford Univ. Press)

2015
Elizabeth Fenn, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People (Hill & Wang)
Greg Grandin, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (Metropolitan Books)

2014
Kate Brown, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford Univ. Press)

2013
W. Jeffrey Bolster, The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press)

2012
Jean M. Hébrard and Rebecca J. Scott, Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard Univ. Press)

2011
Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner)

2010
John McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2009
Karl Jacoby, Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History (Penguin Press)

2008
Scott Kurashige, The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles (Princeton Univ. Press)

2007
Allan Brandt, The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America (Basic Books)

2006
Louis Warren, Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show (Knopf)

2005
Melvin Ely, Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War (Knopf)

2004
Edward Ayers, In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-63 (W.W. Norton)

2003
Ira Berlin, Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press)

2002
Mary Renda, Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of US Imperialism, 1915-40 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

2001
Alexander Keyssar, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States. (Basic Books)

2000
Linda Gordon, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (Harvard Univ. Press)

1999
Friedrich Katz, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa (Stanford Univ. Press)

1998
Philip Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the 18th-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1997
William Taylor, Magistrates of the Sacred: Priests and Parishioners in 18th-Century Mexico (Stanford Univ. Press)

1996
Alan Taylor, William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (Knopf)

1995
Ann Douglas, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
Stephen Innes, Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England (W.W. Norton)

1994
Karen Kupperman, Providence Island, 1630-41: The Other Purian Colony (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1993
James 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
Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1991
Richard Price, Alabi's World (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1990
Jon Butler, Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (Harvard Univ. Press)

1989
Peter Novick, That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1988
Jacquelyn Hall, James Leloudis, Robert Korstad, Lu Ann Jones, Christopher Daly, and Mary Murphy, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1987
Mary Karasch, Slave Life in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-50 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1986
Alan Knight, The Mexican Revolution, 2 vols (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1985
Nancy Farriss, Maya Society under Colonial Rule: The Collective Enterprise of Survival (Princeton Univ. Press)

1984
Sean Wilentz, Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1983
Louis Harlan, Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-15 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1982
Walter Rodney, History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1981
Paul Clemens, The Atlantic Economy and Colonial Maryland's Eastern Shore: From Tobacco to Grain (Cornell Univ. Press)

1980
John Reps, Cities of the American West: A History of Frontier Urban Planning (Cornell Univ. Press)

1979
Calvin Martin, Keepers of the Game: Indian-Animal Relationships and the Fur Trade (Univ. of California Press)

1978
John Phelan, The People and the King: The Comunero Revolution in Columbia, 1781 (Univ. of Wisconsin Press)

1977
Henry May, The Enlightenment in America (Oxford Univ. Press)

1976
Edmund Morgan, American Slavery--American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (W.W. Norton)

1975
David Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1700-1823 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1974
Peter Wood, Black Majority (Knopf)

1973
Richard Slotkin, Regeneration through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1850 (Wesleyan Unv. Press)

1972
James Lemon, The Best Poor Man's Country (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1971
Carl Degler, Neither Black nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States (Macmillan)
David Rothman, The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (Little)

1970
Sheldon Hackney, Populism to Progressivism in Alabama (Princeton Univ. Press)
Leonard Richards, 'Gentlemen of Property and Standing': Anti-Abolition Mobs in Jacksonian America (Oxford Univ. Press)

1969
Sam Warner, Jr., The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1968
Michael Rogin, The Intellectuals and McCarthy: The Radical Specter (MIT Press)

1966
Herman Belz, Reconstructing the Union: Conflict of Theory and Policy during the Civil War (Cornell Univ. Press)

1965
Daniel Fox, The Discovery of Abundance (Cornell Univ. Press)

1964
Linda DePauw, The Eleventh Pillar: New York State and the Federal Constitution (Cornell Univ. Press)

1962
Walter LaFeber, The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-98 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1961
Calvin Davis, The United States and the First Hague Peace Conference (Cornell Univ. Press)

1960
C. Clarence Clendenen, The United States and Pancho Villa (Cornell Univ. Press)
Nathan Miller, The Enterprise of a Free People: Canals and the Canal Fund in the New York Economy, 1792-1838 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1959
Arnold Paul, Free Conservative Crisis and the Rule of Law: Attitudes of Bar and Bench, 1887-95 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1958
Paul Conkin, Tomorrow a New World: The New Deal Community Program (Cornell Univ. Press)

1957
David Pletcher, Rails, Mines, and Progress: Seven American Promoters in Mexico (Cornell Univ. Press)

1956
Paul Schroeder, The Axis Alliance and Japanese-American Relations, 1941 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1955
Ian Graham, Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-83 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1954
Arthur Johnson, The Development of American Petroleum Pipelines: A Study in Enterprise and Public Policy (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1953
George Bentley, A History of the Freedman's Bureau (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1952
Clarence Ver Steeg, Robert Morris, Revolutionary Financier (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1951
Robert Twyman, History of Marshall Field and Co., 1852-1906 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1950
Glyndon Van Deusen, Horace Greeley: Nineteenth Century Crusader (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1949
Reynold Wik, Steam Power on the American Farm: A Chapter in Agricultural History, 1850-1920 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1948
Donald Fleming, John William Draper and the Religion of Science (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1947
Lewis Hanke, The Struggle for Justice in the Spanish Conquest of America (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1946
Arthur Bestor, Backwoods Utopias: The Sectarian and Owenite Phases of Communitarian Socialism in America, 1663-1829 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1945
John Alden, John Stuart and the Southern Colonial Frontier (Univ. of Michigan Press)

1943
Harold Bradley, The American Frontier in Hawaii: The Pioneers, 1789-1843 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1941
Charles Barker, The Background of the Revolution in Maryland (Yale Univ. Press)

1939
John Horton, James Kent: A Study in Conservatism (Appleton)