Award-Winning Books from Georgetown History Department

2016-2017

2016 Historia Nova Prize, "Best Book in Russian Intellectual and Cultural History." - Michael David-Fox, Crossing Borders: Modernity, Ideology and Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015).

2015-2016

American Civil War Museum, 46th Annual Jefferson Davis Award - Adam RothmanBeyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 2016 Best Book of the Year  - Adam Rothman, Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery  (Harvard University Press, 2015).

2016 Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award, American Library Association Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) - Adam RothmanBeyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery  (Harvard University Press, 2015).

2014-2015

International Labor History Association Book of the Year Award for the best book that contributes new and engaging research on labor history matters -- Joseph McCartin, Leon ​Fink, and Joan Sangster, Workers in Hard Times (University of Illinois Press, 2014).

2012-2013

Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, East European Studies, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies – Catherine Evtuhov, Portrait of a Russian Province: Economy, Society and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Nizhnii Novgorod (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)

Bolton-Johnson Prize for Best Book on history of Latin America, Conference on Latin American History – John Tutino, Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajìo and Spanish North America (Duke University Press, 2011)

Allan Sharlin Memorial Award for Outstanding Book in social science, Social Science History Association – John Tutino, Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajìo and Spanish North America (Duke University Press, 2011)

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 2012 – Michael David-Fox, Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 2012 – Yvonne Haddad, Becoming America: The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America (Baylor University Press, 2011)

2011-2012

John K. Fairbank Prize for Outstanding Book in East Asian History, American Historical Association – Carol A. Benedict, Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010 (University of California Press, 2011)

Richard A. Lester Award for Outstanding Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, Princeton University – Joseph McCartin, Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)

2010-2011

Albert J. Beveridge Prize for Best Book on the History of the United States, Latin America, or Canada from 1492 to the present, American Historical Association – John McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

American Publisher Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence for the Best Book in European and World History – John McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

2008-2009

Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Best Book in the fields of History or Theology, 1430-1660, Sixteenth-Century Society and Conference – Alison Games, The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660 (Oxford University Press, 2008)

2007-2008

Avery O. Craven Award for Best Book on Civil War or Reconstruction History, Organization of American Historians – Chandra Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War (Knopf, 2007)

2005-2006

John K. Fairbank Prize for the Outstanding Book in East Asian History, American Historical Association – Jordan Sand, House and Home in Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, and Bourgeois Culture, 1880-1930 (Harvard University Press, 2004)

John Whitney Hall Book Prize for Best Book published on Japan or Korea, Association for Asian Studies – Jordan Sand, House and Home in Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, and Bourgeois Culture, 1880-1930 (Harvard University Press, 2004)

Alice Davis Hitchcock Prize for Most Distinguished Book in the History of Architecture, Society of Architectural Historians – Jordan Sand, House and Home in Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, and Bourgeois Culture, 1880-1930 (Harvard University Press, 2004)

Woody Guthrie Book Award for the Most Distinguished Monograph in Popular Music Studies, International Association for the Study of Popular Music – Bryan McCann, Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil (Duke University Press, 2005)

Roberto Reis Book Prize, Brazilian Studies Association – Bryan McCann, Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil (Duke University Press, 2005)

Main Selection, History Book Club – Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, Anchor paperback, 2007)

2000-2001

World History Association Book Prize for Outstanding Book in World History – John McNeill, Something New under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (W. W. Norton & Company, 2000)

Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award for Superior Scholarship in forest and conservation history, Forest History Society – John McNeill, Something New under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World. (W. W. Norton & Company, 2000)

1998-1999

Theodore Saloutos Prize, given by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for the best monograph in the topic of immigration or ethnic history – Alison Games, Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Philip Taft Prize, awarded annually for the best book in American labor history and working-class history – Joseph McCartin, Labor’s Great War: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1997)

1987-1988

The Herbert Gutman Award, awarded for the best book in American history published by University of Illinois Press – Michael Kazin, Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era (University of Illinois Press, 1987; paperback, 1989)

1988-1989

John Nicolas Brown Prize by the Medieval Academy of America for most outstanding first book by a medievalist -- Jo Ann Moran-Cruz, The Growth of English Schooling, 1340-1548: Learning, Literacy, and Laicization in Pre-Reformation York Diocese (Princeton University Press, 1985)