Past Prize Winners

 

SHEAR Book Prize for 2014

The 2014 SHEAR Book Prize went to François Furstenberg, in recognition of his book entitled When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation  (Penguin Press, 2014). François Furstenberg is an Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

James H. Broussard First Book Prize for 2014

The 2014 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Brian Rouleau, in recognition of his book entitled With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire (Cornell University Press, 2014) Brian Rouleau is an assistant professor of history at Texas A & M University.

The 2014 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Catherine McNeur, in recognition of her book entitled Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City (Harvard University Press). Catherine McNeur is an assistant professor of Environmental History and Public History at Portland State University.

James Bradford Biography Prize for 2014

The 2014 James Bradford Biography Rachel Hope Cleves, in recognition of her book entitled Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America (Oxford University Press, 2014). Rachel Hope Cleves is Associate Professor of History at the University of Victoria.

Article Prize 2014:

The 2014 Ralph D. Gray Article Prize went to Shane White in recognition of his Journal of the Early Republic article entitled  “Freedom’s First Con: African Americans and Changing Notes in Antebellum New York City.” Shane White is Challis Professor of Historyat the University of Sydney.

SHEAR Manuscript Prize for 2014

The SHEAR Manuscript Prize went to Sarah L. H. Gronningsater in recognition of her 2014 University of Chicago dissertation entitled “Delivering Freedom: Gradual Emancipation, Black Legal Culture, and the Origins of Sectional Crisis in New York, 1759-1870.” Gronningsater is assistant professor of history at the California Institute of Technology.

 

SHEAR Book Prize for 2013

The 2013 SHEAR Book Prize went to Walter Johnson, in recognition of his book entitled River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (Belknap Press, 2013). Walter Johnson is Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University
Link Johnson book title to: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674045552

James H. Broussard First Book Prize for 2013

The 2013 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to W. Caleb McDaniel in recognition of his book entitled The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Transatlantic Reform  (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). W. Caleb McDaniel is assistant professor of history at Rice University.

The 2013 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Jessica M. Lepler in recognition of her book entitled The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Jessica Lepler is assistant professor of history at University of New Hampshire.

Article Prize for 2013:

The 2013 Ralph D. Gray Article Prize went to David Head in recognition of his Journal of the Early Republic article entitled  “Slave Smuggling by Foreign Privateers: The Illegal Slave Trade and the Geopolitics of the Early Republic” David Head is an assistant professor of history at Spring Hill College.

The SHEAR Manuscript Prize for 2013: 

The SHEAR Manuscript Prize went to Craig Hollander in recognition of his 2013 Johns Hopkins dissertation entitled “Against A Sea of Troubles: Slave Trade Suppressionism during the Early Republic.” Craig Hollander is a postdoctoral fellow in the history department at Princeton University.

 

SHEAR Book Prize for 2012 

The 2012 SHEAR Book Prize went to Amy S. Greenberg in recognition of her book entitled A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico (Alfred S. Knopf, 2012). Greenberg is a professor of history and women’s studies at the Pennsylvania State University.

The 2012 SHEAR Book Prize went to Eliga H. Gould in recognition of his book entitled Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Harvard University Press, 2012). Gould is a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.

James H. Broussard First Book Prize for 2012

The 2012 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Adam Jortner in recognition of his book entitled The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier (Oxford University Press, 2012). Jortner is an assistant professor of History at Auburn University.

Ralph D. Gray Article Prize for 2012

The 2012 Ralph D. Gray Article Prize went to Ruth W. Herndon in recognition of her Journal of the Early Republic article entitled “Poor Women and the Boston Almshouse in the Early Republic.” Herndon is an associate professor of history at Bowling Green State University.

SHEAR Manuscript Prize for 2012

The SHEAR Manuscript Prize went to Sari Altschuler in recognition of her 2012 CUNY  dissertation entitled “National Physiology: Literature, Medicine, and the Invention of the American Body, 1789-1860.” Sari Altschuler is assistant professor of English at the University of South Florida.