Prize Winners for 2016

2016 SHEAR Book Prize

The 2016 SHEAR Book Prize went to Manisha Sinha, in recognition of her book entitled The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition  (Yale University Press, 2016). Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut.

James H. Broussard First Book Prize for 2016

The 2016 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Caitlin Fitz, in recognition of her book entitled Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016). Caitlin Fitz is an assistant professor of history at Northwestern University.

The 2016 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Matthew Karp, in recognition of his book entitled This Vast Southern Empire : Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy (Harvard University Press, 2016). Matthew Karp is an assistant professor of history at Princeton Univeristy.

James Bradford Biography Prize for 2016

The 2016 James Bradford Biography Prize went to Jane Kamensky, in recognition of her book entitled A Revolution In Color : The World of John Singleton Copley (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016). Jane Kamensky is Professor of History and Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library.

Mary Kelley Prize for 2016

The 2016 Mary Kelley Prize went to Laurel Clark Shire, in recognition of her book entitled The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in Florida (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Laurel Clark Shire is an assistant professor of history at Western University.

Article Prize 2016:

The 2016 Ralph D. Gray Article Prize went to Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor in recognition of her 2016 Journal of the Early Republic article entitled “Etymology of Nigger: Resistance, Language and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North.” Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor is an assistant professor of History at the Smith College.

SHEAR Manuscript Prize for 2016

The SHEAR Manuscript Prize went to Michael Blaakman in recognition of his 2016 Yale dissertation entitled “Speculation Nation: Land and Mania in the Revolutionary American Republic, 1776-1803.” Michael Blaakman is an assistant professor of history at University of St. Thomas.