Jerry Bentley Prize Recipients

The Jerry Bentley Prize is awarded annually to the best book dealing with global or world-scale history, with connections or comparisons across continents. Awarded for the first time in 2014, the prize honors Jerry Bentley’s tireless efforts to promote the field of world history, and his signal contributions to it. A professor at the University of Hawaii, Bentley was one of the leading figures in the world history movement and the founding editor of the Journal of World History.

James Poskett, Horizons: A Global History of Science (Viking)

Jonathan E. Robins, Oil Palm: A Global History (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

Chris Otter, Diet for a Large Planet: Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology (Univ. of Chicago Press)

Toby Green, A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution (Univ. of Chicago Press)

Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Press and Stanford Univ. Press)

Erika Rappaport, A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World (Princeton Univ. Press)

Jeffrey Byrne, Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order (Oxford Univ. Press)

Michael Goebel, Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (Cambridge Univ. Press)

Adam Clulow, The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (Columbia Univ. Press)

Gregory Cushman, Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History (Cambridge Univ. Press)