Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Bancroft to Thomas Andrews, Drew Faust and Pekka Hämäläinen

Winners of this year's Bancroft Prize for exceptional merit in the fields of American history, biography and diplomacy are Thomas G. Andrews for Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press); Drew Gilpin Faust for This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (New York: Alfred A. Knopf); and Pekka Hämäläinen for The Comanche Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press).
According to the announcement:

Thomas G. Andrews, author of Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War, is assistant professor of history at the University of Colorado, Denver. It is his first book.

Drew Gilpin Faust, author of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, is president of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History on Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of six books, including Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

Pekka Hämäläinen, author of The Comanche Empire, is associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He writes on North American borderlands and Native American history, and is the author of When Disease Makes History: Epidemics and Great Historical Turning Points (Helsinki University Press, 2006).

Full details are here. Hat tip.

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