Beveridge Award

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The Albert J. Beveridge Award is awarded by the American Historical Association (AHA) for the best English-language book on American history (United States, Canada, or Latin America) from 1492 to the present. It was established on a biennial basis in 1939 in memory of United States Senator Albert J. Beveridge (1862-1927) of Indiana, former secretary and longtime member of the Association, through a gift from his wife, Catherine Beveridge and donations from AHA members from his home state. The award has been given annually since 1945. [1]


Source: AHA

  • 1939 – John T. Horton for James Kent: A Study in Conservatism
  • 1941 – Charles A. Barker for The Background of the Revolution in Maryland
  • 1943 – Harold Whitman Bradley for American Frontier in Hawaii: The Pioneers, 1780-1843
  • 1945 – John Richard Alden for John Stuart and the Southern Colonial Frontier
  • 1946 – Arthur Eugene Bestor, Jr. for Backwoods Utopias: The Sectarian and Owenite Phases of Communitarian Socialism in America: 1663-1829
  • 1947 – Lewis Hanke for The Spanish Struggle for Justice in the Conquest of America
  • 1948 – Donald Fleming for John William Draper and the Religion of Science
  • 1949 – Reynold M. Wik for Steam Power on the American Farm: A Chapter in Agricultural History, 1850–1920
  • 1950 – Glyndon G. Van Deusen for Horace Greeley: Nineteenth Century Crusader
  • 1951 – Robert Twymann for History of Marshall Field and Co., 1852–1906
  • 1952 – Clarence Versteeg for Robert Morris
  • 1953 – George R. Bentley for A History of the Freedman's Bureau
  • 1954 – Arthur M. Johnson for The Development of American Petroleum Pipelines: A Study in Enterprise and Public Policy
  • 1955 – Ian C.C. Graham for Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707–1783
  • 1956 – Paul W. Schroeder for The Axis Alliance and Japanese-American Relations, 1941
  • 1957 – David M. Pletcher for Rails, Mines and Progress: Seven American Promoters in Mexico, 1867-1911
  • 1958 – Paul Conkin for Tomorrow a New World: The New Deal Community Program
  • 1959 – Arnold M. Paul for Free Conservative Crisis and the Rule of Law: Attitudes of Bar and Bench, 1887–1895
  • 1960 – Clarence C Clendenen for The United States and Pancho Villa;: A study in unconventional diplomacy,
  • 1960 – Nathan Miller for The Enterprise of a Free People: Canals and the Canal Fund in the New York Economy, 1792–1838
  • 1961 – Calvin Dearmond Davis for The United States And The First Hague Peace Conference
  • 1962 – Walter LaFeber for The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898
  • 1963 – no award given
  • 1964 – Linda Grant DePauw for The Eleventh Pillar: New York State and the Federal Constitution
  • 1965 – Daniel M. Fox for The Discovery of Abundance
  • 1966 – Herman Belz for Reconstructing the Union: Conflict of Theory and Policy during the Civil War
  • 1968 – Michael Paul Rogin for Intellectuals and McCarthy: The Radical Specter
  • 1969 – Sam Bass Warner, Jr. for The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth
  • 1970 – Leonard L. Richards for "Gentlemen of Property and Standing": Anti-Abolition Mobs in Jacksonian America
  • 1970 – Sheldon Hackney for Populism to Progressivism in Alabama
  • 1971 – Carl N. Degler for Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States
  • 1971 – David J. Rothman for The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic
  • 1972 – James T. Lemon for The Best Poor Man's Country: Early Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • 1973 – Richard Slotkin for Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860
  • 1974 – Peter H. Wood for Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 Through the Stono Rebellion
  • 1975 – David Brion Davis for The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
  • 1976 – Edmund S. Morgan for American Slavery American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia
  • 1977 – Henry F. May for The Enlightenment in America
  • 1978 – John Leddy Phelan for The People and the King: The Comunero Revolution in Colombia, 1781
  • 1979 – Calvin Martin for Keepers of the Game: Indian-Animal Relationships and the Fur Trade
  • 1980 – John W. Reps for Cities of the American West: A History of Frontier Urban Planning
  • 1981 – Paul G. E. Clemens for The Atlantic Economy and Colonial Maryland's Eastern Shore
  • 1982 – Walter Rodney for A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905
  • 1983 – Louis R. Harlan for Booker T. Washington: Volume 2: The Wizard Of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
  • 1984 – Sean Wilentz for Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850
  • 1985 – Nancy M. Farriss for Maya society under colonial rule: The collective enterprise of survival
  • 1986 – Alan S. Knight for The Mexican Revolution
  • 1987 – Mary C. Karasch for Slave Life in Rio De Janeiro, 1808-1850
  • 1988 – Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, James Leloudis, Robert Korstad, Mary Murphy, Christopher B. Daly, Lu Ann Jones for Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World
  • 1989 – Peter Novick for That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession
  • 1990 – Jon Butler for Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People
  • 1991 – Richard Price for Alabi's World
  • 1992 – Richard White for The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815
  • 1993 – James Lockhart for The Nahuas After the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries
  • 1994 – Karen Ordahl Kupperman for Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony
  • 1995 – Ann Douglas for Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s
  • 1995 – Stephen Innes for Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England
  • 1996 – Alan Taylor for William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
  • 1997 – William B. Taylor for Magistrates of the Sacred: Priests and Parishioners in Eighteenth-Century Mexico
  • 1998 – Philip D. Morgan for Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
  • 1999 – Friedrich Katz for The Life and Times of Pancho Villa
  • 2000 – Linda Gordon for The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction
  • 2001 – Alexander Keyssar for The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States
  • 2002 – Mary A. Renda for Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915-1940
  • 2003 – Ira Berlin for Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves
  • 2004 – Edward L. Ayers for In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863
  • 2005 – Melvin Patrick Ely for Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War
  • 2006 – Louis S. Warren for Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show
  • 2007 – Allan M. Brandt for The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America
  • 2008 – Scott Kurashige for The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles
  • 2009 – Karl Jacoby for Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History
  • 2010 – John Robert McNeill for Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620–1914
  • 2011 - Daniel Okrent for Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
  • 2012 - Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hebrard for Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation
  • 2013 - W. Jeffrey Bolster for The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
  • 2014 - Kate Brown for Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
  • 2015 - Elizabeth Fenn for Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
  • 2015 - Greg Grandin for The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
  • 2016 - Ann Twinam for Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies


  1. ^ "Albert J. Beveridge Award". American Historical Association. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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