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. The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hamalainen (2008)
  5. Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan (1998)
  6. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin (1998)
  7. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay (2002)
  8. Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World by Frederick Cooper (1997)
  9. Women in Antebellum Reform by Lori D. Ginzberg (2000)
  10. 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)
  11. At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee (2003)
  12. Black voices from Reconstruction, 1865-1877 by John David Smith (1996)
  13. The Lady's Stratagem: A Repository of 1820s Directions for the Toilet, Mantua-Making, Stay-Making, Millinery & Etiquette by Frances Grimble (2009)
  14. A Sincere and Constant Love : An Introduction to the Work of Margaret Fell by Margaret Fell (1991)
  15. Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution by T. J. English (2007)

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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