Monday, April 11, 2016

Coates and Gerstle Win OAH Prizes

We'd like to note particularly two winners of prizes announced at last week's annual meeting of the Organization of American history.  Former LHB guest blogger Benjamin Coates, Wake Forest University, won the Binkley-Stephenson Award for best article appearing in the Journal of American History during the preceding calendar year, for his article “Securing Hegemony through Law: Venezuela, the U.S. Asphalt Trust, and the Uses of International Law, 1904–1909.”  Gary Gerstle, University of Cambridge, won the Ellis W. Hawley Prize for the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present, for Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present (Princeton University Press).  All of the prize winners are announced here.