Prize Winners for 2017

SHEAR Book Prize for 2017

The 2017 SHEAR Book Prize went to Daina Ramey Berry, in recognition of her book entitled The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation  (Beacon Press, 2017). Daina Ramey Berry is an Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies and the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Fellow in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

James H. Broussard First Book Prize for 2017

The 2017 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Kenneth Cohen, in recognition of his book entitled They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic (Cornell University Press, 2017). Kenneth Cohen is a Curator of American Culture, Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

James Bradford Biography Prize for 2017

The 2017 James Bradford Biography Prize went to Tiya Miles, in recognition of her book entitled The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press, 2017). Tiya Miles is Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University.

The Mary Kelley Prize in the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality for 2017

The 2017 Mary Kelley Prize went to Leigh Fought, in recognition of her book entitled Women in the World of Frederick Douglass (Oxford University Press, 2017). Leigh Fought is an Assistant Professor of History at LeMoyne College.

Article Prize 2017:

The 2017 Ralph D. Gray Article Prize went to Tyson Reeder in recognition of his 2017 Journal of the Early Republic article entitled “Liberty with the Sword: Jamaican Maroons, Haitian Revolutionaries, and American Liberty.” Tyson Reeder is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia/Assistant Editor of the Papers of James Madison.

SHEAR Dissertation Prize for 2017

The SHEAR Manuscript Prize went to Nora Slonimsky in recognition of her 2017 CUNY dissertation entitled “‘The Engine Of Free Expression’: The Political Economy Of Copyright In The Colonial British Atlantic And Early National United States.” Nora Slonimsky is Gardiner Assistant Professor of History, Iona College and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies