Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize
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2017     Facing the revocation : Huguenot families, faith, and the king's will by Carolyn Chappell Lougee
2016     The power to die : slavery and suicide in British North America by Terri Snyder
2015     Lamaze : an international history by Paula Michaels
2014     Redefining rape : sexual violence in the era of suffrage and segregation by Estelle Freedman
2013     Crime and punishment in early modern Europe by Nancy Kollman
2012     Burned bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain by Edith Sheffer
2011     Civilizing habits : women missionaries and the revival of the French empire by Sarah Curtis
2010     Fit to be tied : sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980 by Rebecca M. Kluchin
2009     Contested paternity : constructing families in modern France by Rachel Fuchs
2008     An intimate affair : women, lingerie, and sexuality by Jill Field
2007     Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge by Linda Nash
2006     Birthing the nation : sex, science, and the conception of eighteenth-century Britons by Lisa Cody
2005     Nazi 'chic'? : fashioning women in the Third Reich by Irene Guenther
2004
     The world's richest Indian : the scandal over Jackson Barnett's oil fortune by Tanis Thorne
2003
     Marching on Washington : the forging of an American political tradition by Lucy G. Barber
2002
     Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American reform, 1880-1930 by Patricia Schechter
2001
     To have and to hold : marriage, the baby boom, and social change by Jessica Weiss
2000
     Engendered encounters : feminism and Pueblo cultures, 1879-1934 by Margaret D. Jacobs; Images of rape : the heroic tradition and its alternatives by Diane Wolfthal
1999
     The king's midwife : a history and mystery of Madame du Coudray by Nina Gelbart
1998
     From mobilization to civil war : the politics of polarization in the Spanish city of Gijon, 1900-1937 by Pamela Bess Radcliff
1997
     Maternal justice : Miriam Van Waters and the female reform tradition by Estelle Freedman
1996
     Sick and tired of being sick and tired : Black women's health activism in America, 1880-1950 by Susan L. Smith
1995
     Engendering business : men and women in the corporate office, 1870-1930 by Angel Kwolek-Folland
1994
     The second gold rush : Oakland and the East Bay in World War II by Marilynn S. Johnson
1993
     The rise of public woman : woman's power and woman's place in the United States, 1630-1970 by Glenna Matthews
1992
     Latin American women and the search for social justice by Francesca Miller
1991
     Gender and disorder in early modern Seville by Mary Elizabeth Perry
1990
     Searching the heart : women, men, and romantic love in nineteenth-century America by Karen Lystra
1989
     A peculiar people : slave religion and community-culture among the Gullahs by Margaret Washington Creel
1988
     Feminine and opposition journalism in old regime France : Le Journal des dames by Nina Rattner Gelbart
1987
     Loosening the bonds : Mid-Atlantic farm women, 1750-1850 by Joan M. Jensen; Sisterhood denied : race, gender, and class in a New South community by Dolores Janiewski
1986
     No prize awarded, insufficient submissions
1985     Boulevard theater and revolution in eighteenth-century Paris by Michèlle Root-Bernstein
1984
     Flowers in salt : the beginnings of feminist consciousness in modern Japan by Sharon L. Sievers
1983
     Never done : a history of American housework by Susan Strasser
1982
     Crime and society in early modern Seville by Mary Elizabeth Perry; Victorian women : a documentary account of women's lives in nineteenth-century England, France, and the United States by Erna Olafson Hellerstein, Leslie Parker Hume, and Karen M. Offen