Prize Winners for 2021

SHEAR Book Prize for 2021

The 2021 SHEAR Book Prize went to Peter Wirzbicki, in recognition of his book entitled Fighting for the Higher Law: Black and White Transcendentalists against Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).  Peter Wirzbicki is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University.

Link Wirzbicki book title to: https://www.pennpress.org/9780812252910/fighting-for-the-higher-law/

James H. Broussard First Book Prize for 2021

The 2021 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Vanessa M. Holden, in recognition of her book entitled Surviving Southampton (University of Illinois Press, 2021). Vanessa M. Holden is an assistant professor of history at the University of Kentucky.

Link Holden book title to: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=p085857

James Bradford Biography Prize for 2021

The 2021 James Bradford Biography Prize went to Carolyn Eastman, in recognition of her book entitled The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity  (OIEAHC/ UNC Press, 2021). Carolyn Eastman is Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Link Eastman book title to: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469660516/the-strange-genius-of-mr-o/

Mary Kelley Prize for 2021

The 2021 Mary Kelley Prize went to Tamika Y. Nunley, in recognition of her book entitled At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. (UNC Press, 2021). Tamika Y. Nunley is associate professor of history at Cornell University.

Link Nunley book title to:
https://uncpress.org/book/9781469662220/at-the-threshold-of-liberty/

Article Prize 2021:

The 2021 Ralph D. Gray Article Prize went to Ann Marsh Daly in recognition of her 2021 Journal of the Early Republic article entitled “‛Every Dollar Brought from the Earth’: Money, Slavery, and Southern Gold Mining.” Ann Marsh Daly is an Assistant Professor of History at the Mississippi State University.

SHEAR Dissertation Prize for 2020

The SHEAR Manuscript Prize went to Cory James Young in recognition of his 2021 Georgetown University dissertation entitled, “For Life or Otherwise: Abolition and Slavery in South Central Pennsylvania, 1780-1847. Cory James Young is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.