2012 SHEAR Book and Article Prizes
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The SHEAR book prize is awarded to an original monograph that deals with the period 1776-1861 in America. In order to qualify, the book must make its primary scholarly contribution to the history of the early American republic. Within that period, the book may treat virtually any aspect of history, including political, economic, social, or cultural history, but the book must be an original monograph or a collection of original essays. Editions of primary sources will not be considered, nor will new editions of old books or anthologies of previously published essays. Prizes for “best book” and “best first book” are awarded on an annual basis. Please contact the Executive Coordinator for more details.
The 2011 SHEAR Book Prize went to Sophia Rosenfeld in recognition of her book entitled Common Sense: A Political History (Harvard University Press, 2011). Rosenfeld is a professor at the University of Virginia.
The 2011 SHEAR Book Prize went to Peter McCandless in recognition of his book entitled Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry (University of South Carolina Press, 2011). McCandless is a professor at the College of Charleston.
The 2011 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Margot Minardi in recognition of her book entitled Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts (Oxford University Press, 2011). Minardi is an assistant professor of History and Humanities at Reed College.
The 2011 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Seth Cotlar in recognition of his book entitled Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic (University of Virginia Press, 2011). Cotlar is a professor of History at Willamette University.
Article Prize 2011:
The 2011 Ralph D. Gray Article Prize went to Thomas N. Baker in recognition of his Journal of the Early Republic article entitled “‘An Attack Well Directed’: Aaron Burr Intrigues for the Presidency.” Bakeris an associate professor of history at SUNY Potsdam.