Tuesday, April 11, 2017

OAH Book Prizes Announced

The Organization of American Historians has announced its book prizes.  The whole list is here.  Of special interest to legal historians are the following:

Merle Curti Award for the best book published in American social history and American intellectual history
Intellectual history: Susanna L. Blumenthal, University of Minnesota for Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture (Harvard University Press).

Social history: Wendy Warren, Princeton University, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America (Liveright Publishing Corporation).
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
Sam Lebovic, George Mason University, Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America (Harvard University Press)
Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History for the most original book in U.S. women’s and/or gender history.
Katherine Turk, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace (University of Pennsylvania Press)