The Albert A. Beveridge Award

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2018     Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive by Camilla Townsend
2017     The world and all the things upon it : native Hawaiian geographies of exploration by David Chang
2016     Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies by Ann Twinam
2015     Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people by Elizabeth A. Fenn; The empire of necessity : slavery, freedom, and deception in the New World by Greg Grandin
2014     Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters by Kate Brown
2013     The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
2012     Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation by Rebecca J. Scott
2011     Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent
2010     Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 16201914 by J. R. McNeill
2009      Shadows at dawn : an Apache massacre and the violence of history by Karl Jacoby
The shifting grounds of race : black and Japanese Americans in the making of multiethnic Los Angeles by Scott Kurashige
     The cigarette century : the rise, fall, and deadly persistence of the product that defined America by Allan M. Brandt
     Buffalo Bill's America : William Cody and the Wild West Show by Louis S. Warren
2005     Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War by Melvin Patrick Ely
2004     In the presence of mine enemies : war in the heart of America, 1859-1863 by Edward L. Ayers
2003     Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves by Ira Berlin
2002     Taking Haiti : military occupation and the culture of U. S. imperialism, 19151940 by Mary A. Renda
2001     The right to vote : the contested history of democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar
2000     The great Arizona orphan abduction by Linda Gordon
1999     The life and times of Pancho Villa by Friedrich Katz
1998     Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan
1997     Magistrates of the sacred : priests and parishioners in eighteenth-century Mexico by William B. Taylor
1996     William Cooper's town : power and persuasion on the frontier of the early American republic by Alan Taylor
1995     Terrible honesty : mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s by Ann Douglas; Creating the commonwealth : the economic culture of Puritan New England by Stephen Innes
1994     Providence Island, 16301641 : the other Puritan colony by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
1993     The Nahuas after the conquest : a social and cultural history of the Indians of Central Mexico, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries by James Lockhart
1992     The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 16501815 by Richard White
1991     Alabi's world by Richard Price
1990     Awash in a sea of faith : Christianizing the American people by Jon Butler
1989     That noble dream : the "objectivity question" and the American historical profession by Peter Novick
1988     Like a family : the making of a Southern cotton mill world by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, James LeLoudis, Robert Korstad, Christopher Daly, Lu Ann Jones, and Mary Murphy
1987     Slave life in Rio de Janeiro, 18081850 by Mary C. Karasch
1986     The Mexican Revolution by Alan S. Knight
1985     Maya society under colonial rule : the collective enterprise of survival by Nancy M. Farriss
1984     Chants democratic : New York City & the rise of the American working class, 17881850 by Sean Wilentz
1983     Booker T. Washington : the wizard of Tuskegee, 19011915 by Louis R. Harlan
1982     A history of the Guyanese working people, 18811905 by Walter Rodney
1981     The Atlantic economy and colonial Maryland's Eastern shore : From tobacco to grain by Paul G. E. Clemens
1980     Cities of the American West : a history of frontier urban planning by John W. Reps
1979     Keepers of the game : Indian-animal relationships and the fur trade by Calvin Martin
1978     The people and the King : the Comunero Revolution in Columbia, 1781 by John Leddy Phelan
1977     The Enlightenment in America by Henry F. May
1976     American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia by Edmund S. Morgan
1975     The problem of slavery in the age of Revolution, 17001823 by David Brion Davis
1974     Black majority : Negroes in colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion by Peter H. Wood.
1973     Regeneration through violence : the mythology of the American frontier, 16001860 by Richard L. Slotkin
1972     The best poor man's country; a geographical study of early southeastern Pennsylvania by James T. Lemon
1971     Neither Black nor white; slavery and race relations in Brazil and the United States by Carl N. Degler; The discovery of the asylum; social order and disorder in the new republic by David J. Rothman
1970     Populism to progressivism in Alabama by Sheldon Hackney; "Gentlemen of property and standing": anti-abolition mobs in Jacksonian America by Leonard L. Richards
1969     The private city; Philadelphia in three periods of its growth by Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
1968     The intellectuals and McCarthy: the radical specter by Michael Paul Rogin
1967     No award
1966     Reconstructing the Union; conflict of theory and policy during the Civil War by Herman Belz
1965     The discovery of abundance: Simon N. Patten and the transformation of social theory by Daniel M. Fox
1964     The eleventh pillar; New York State and the Federal Constitution by Linda Grant DePauw
1963     No award
1962     The new empire : an interpretation of American expansion, 18601898 by Walter LaFeber
1961     The United States and the first Hague Peace Conference by Calvin DeArmond Davis
1960     The United States and Pancho Villa; a study in unconventional diplomacy by C. Clarence Clendenen; The enterprise of a free people : aspects of economic development in New York State during the canal period, 1792-1838 by Nathan Miller
1959     Conservative crisis and the rule of law : attitudes of bar and bench, 18871895 by Arnold M. Paul
1958     Tomorrow a new world : the New Deal community program by Paul Conkin
1957     Rails, mines, and progress : seven American promoters in Mexico, 1867-1911 by David Fletcher
1956     The Axis alliance and Japanese-American relations, 1941 by Paul Schroeder
1955     Colonists from Scotland : emigration to North America, 17071783 by Ian C. C. Graham
1954     The development of American petroleum pipelines : a study in enterprise and public policy by Arthur M. Johnson
1953     A history of the Freedmen's Bureau by George R. Bentley
1952     Robert Morris : revolutionary financier. With an analysis of his earlier career by Clarence Versteeg
1951     History of Marshall Field & Co., 18521906 by Robert Twyman
1950     Horace Greeley : nineteenth-century crusader by Glyndon G. Van Deusen
1949     Steam power on the American farm by Reynold M. Wik
1948     John William Draper and the Religion of Science by Donald Fleming
1947     The Spanish struggle for justice in the conquest of America by Lewis Hanke
1946     Backwoods utopias; the sectarian and Owenite phases of communitarian socialism in America, 16631829 by Arthur E. Bestor
1945     John Stuart and the Southern colonial frontier; a study of Indian relations, war, trade, and land problems in the Southern wilderness, 1754-1775 by John Richard Alden
1943     The American frontier in Hawaii; the pioneers, 17891843 by Harold Whitman Bradley
1941     The background of the revolution in Maryland by Charles A. Barker
1939     James Kent; a study in conservatism by John T. Horton