Ellis W. Hawley Prize

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The Ellis W. Hawley Prize is an annual book award by the Organization of American Historians for the best historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the American Civil War to the present. The prize honors Ellis W. Hawley, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Iowa, for his outstanding work in these subjects[1] The Ellis W. Hawley Prize was first approved at the annual business meeting of the Organization of American Historians on April 1, 1995, and first awarded in 1997. The awarding committee is composed of three members appointed annually by the President of the Organization of American Historians. The winner receives five hundred dollars.[2]

Year Winner Affiliation Title
1997 Gareth Davies[3] Oxford University (UK) From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism
1998 Walter LaFeber Cornell University The Clash: A History of U.S.-Japan Relations
1999 Daniel T. Rodgers Princeton University Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age
2000 Julian E. Zelizer[4] State University of New York at Albany Taxing America: Wilbur Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975
2001 Stephen Kantrowitz[5] University of Wisconsin-Madison Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White America
2002 David W. Blight Amherst College Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory
2003 Steven W. Usselman[6] Georgia Institute of Technology Regulating Railroad Innovation: Business, Technology, and Politics in America, 1840-1920
2004 Jennifer Klein[7] Yale University For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State
2005 Alison Isenberg[8] Rutgers University Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It
2006 Meg Jacobs[9] Massachusetts Institute of Technology Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
2007 Marie Gottschalk[10] University of Pennsylvania The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America
2008co Wendy L. Wall[11] Colgate University Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement
2008co David M. P. Freund[12] University of Maryland, College Park Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America
2009 Peggy Pascoe University of Oregon What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America
2010 Margot Canaday[13] Princeton University The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
2011 Nick Cullather[14] Indiana University The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia
2012 Darren Dochuk[15] Purdue University From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism
2013 Johnathan Levy Princeton University Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America
2014 Kate Brown University of Maryland, Baltimore County Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
2015 Alan McPherson University of Oklahoma The Invaded: How Latin Americans and Their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations


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