James Harvey Robinson Prize Recipients
This honorific prize is offered biennially for the teaching aid that has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching of history in any field. The Robinson Prize was established in 1974 by Council and first offered in 1978. It is named in honor of James Harvey Robinson (1863–1936), president of the Association in 1929 and a pioneer in new methods and content of history teaching.
2014 Robinson Prize
Trevor R. Getz, San Francisco State Univ., and Liz Clarke, illustrator
Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (Oxford Univ. Press)
This innovative, compelling “graphic history,” created by historian Trevor Getz and illustrator Liz Clarke, uncovers the story of an enslaved West African woman seeking freedom. Weaving together a court transcript from 1876 and Abina’s story before the trial within a broader context of gender, colonialism, and world history, the book shares historical evidence as well as interpretation to present a powerful tool for teaching history and teaching about history.