Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2006 Book Notes: OAH Book Prizes

There were many good legal history-related books published and/or honored in 2006. These books were awarded prizes by the Organization of American Historians at its annual meeting last spring:

Elizabeth Borgwardt, University of Utah, A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press).
Merle Curti Award for the best books published in American social, intellectual, or cultural

Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 (University of North Carolina Press).
Avery O. Craven Award for the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history.

Robert J. Schneller, Jr., Naval Historical Center, Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy’s First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality (New York University Press). Richard W. Leopold Prize awarded every two years for the best book writt en by a historian connected with federal, state or municipal government.

Matthew J. Countryman, University of Michigan, Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania Press). Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for the best book on any aspect of the struggle for civil rights in the United
States, from the nation’s founding to the present.