Book awards: Berkshire Conference First Book Prize

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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich1990
Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England by Phyllis Mack1992
Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 by Kathryn Kish Sklar1995
Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia by Kathleen M. Brownhonorable mention, 1996
Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700–1815 by Isabel V. Hull1996
A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930 by Alice L. Conklin1997
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore1998
Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898 by Ada Ferrer1999
Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon by Elizabeth Thompson2000
Gendered Compromises: Political Cultures and the State in Chile, 1920-1950 by Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt2000
Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675–1791 by Clare Haru Crowston2001
Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past by Patricia M. Pelley2002
Muddied Waters: Race, Region, and Local History in Colombia, 1846–1948 by Nancy P. Appelbaum2003
Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China by Ruth Rogaski2004
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae M. Ngai2004
Birthing the Nation: Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons by Lisa Forman Cody2005
Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920 by Maureen Fitzgerald2006
Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England by Sandy Bardsley2006
Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands by Juliana Barr2007
Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South by Hannah Rosen2009
Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America by Christina Snyder2010
The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (Gender and American Culture) by Kate Haulmanhistory of women, gender, and/or sexuality, 2011
The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti by Kate Ramseyany field, 2011

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  1. Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands by James F. Brooks (2002)
  2. The Middle Ground: Indian, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 by Richard White (1991)
  3. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (1982)
  4. Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America by Daniel K. Richter (2001)
  5. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin (1998)
  6. Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan (1998)
  7. Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950 by Judith Walzer Leavitt (1986)
  8. In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820 by David Waldstreicher (1997)
  9. Creeks and Seminoles: The Destruction and Regeneration of the Muscogulge People by J. Leitch Wright Jr. (1986)
  10. The Lady's Stratagem: A Repository of 1820s Directions for the Toilet, Mantua-Making, Stay-Making, Millinery & Etiquette by Frances Grimble (2009)
  11. A Sincere and Constant Love : An Introduction to the Work of Margaret Fell by Margaret Fell (1992)
  12. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century by John Boswell (1980)
  13. Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender, and the Middle Class in Lebanon, 1870-1920 by Akram F. Khater (2001)
  14. The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement by Julie Roy Jeffrey (1998)
  15. Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World by Frederick Cooper (1997)

Award description

Awarded by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
The Berkshire Conference First Book Prize, which carries a $1000 award, is a prize for a first book in any field of history written by a woman who is normally resident in North America. Books need not focus on women's history
Berkshire Prizes website

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