Book awards: Avery O. Craven Award

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Works (36)

The Road to Redemption: Southern Politics, 1869-1879 by Michael Perman1985
When the War Was Over: The Failure of Self-Reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867 by Dan T. Carter1986
On the Threshold of Freedom: Masters and Slaves in Civil War Georgia by Clarence L. Mohr1987
The Origins of the Republican Party, 1852-1856 by William E. Gienapp1988
Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom by Peter Kolchin1988
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner1989
Mind and the American Civil War: A Meditation on Lost Causes by Lewis P. Simpson1990
Another Civil War: Labor, Capital, and the State in the Anthracite Regions of Pennsylvania, 1840-68 by Grace Palladino1991
Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely1992
Nativism and Slavery : The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s by Tyler G. Anbinder1993
Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class by Eric Lott1994
The Work of Reconstruction: From Slave to Wage Laborer in South Carolina 1860-1870 by Julie Saville1995
Voice for the Mad: The Life of Dorothea Dix by David L. Gollaher1996
Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust1997
Democratizing the Old Dominion: Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824-1861 by William G. Shade1998
Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South by Mark M. Smith1998
From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation by Amy Dru Stanley1999
Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson2000
The Political Work of Northern Women Writers and the Civil War, 1850-1872 by Lyde Cullen Sizer2001
The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery by Don E. Fehrenbacher2002
The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race by John Stauffer2003
The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South by Dylan C. Penningroth2004
The Legend of John Wilkes Booth: Myth, Memory, and a Mummy by C. Wyatt Evans2005
A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 by Anne Sarah Rubin2006
Color-Blind Justice: Albion Tourgee and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson by Mark Elliott2007
What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War by Chandra Manning2008
The Problem of Emancipation: The Caribbean Roots of the American Civil War by Edward Bartlett Rugemer2009
Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South by Hannah Rosen2010
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South by Stephanie McCurry2011
An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. by Kate MasurHonorable Mention, 2011
Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876 by Ronald ButchartHonorable Mention, 2011
A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community by Nicole Etcheson2012
Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America by Jonathan Levy2013
A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek by Ari Kelman2014
Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation by Caroline E. JanneyHonorable Mention, 2014
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery, Capitalism, and Imperialism in the Mississippi Valley by Walter JohnsonHonorable Mention, 2014

Related tags


  1. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David W. Blight (2001)
  2. Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 by William W. Freehling (1990)
  3. A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn (2003)
  4. Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South by Adam Rothman (2005)
  5. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Eugene D. Genovese (1974)
  6. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin (1998)
  7. The South Vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War by William W. Freehling (2001)
  8. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War by Eric Foner (1970)
  9. The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War by Michael F. Holt (1999)
  10. The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics by Don E. Fehrenbacher (1978)
  11. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War by Charles B. Dew (2001)
  12. Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War by Bruce Levine (2005)
  13. Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South by Lacy K. Ford (2009)
  14. Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery by Leon F. Litwack (1979)
  15. Carry Me Back: The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life by Steven Deyle (2005)

Award description

The Avery O. Craven Award, first given in 1985, is awarded annually by the Organization of American Historians for the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history.



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