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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon S. Wood2005
Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation by Rhys Isaac2005
General George Washington: A Military Life by Edward G. Lengel2006
Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775-1783 by Stanley Weintraub2006
In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation by François Furstenberg2007
A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation by Catherine Allgor2007
1812: War with America by Jon Latimer2008
Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution by Woody Holton2008
The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse by Jane Kamensky2009
The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson by Kevin J. Hayes2009
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith Gelles2010
The Founding Fathers Reconsidered by R. B. Bernstein2010
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies by Alan Taylor2011
Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America by Jack Rakove2011
Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors by Benjamin H. Irvin2012
Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction by John Fea2012
Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire by Eliga H. Gould2013
Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times by Cynthia A. Kierner2013
Thomas Jefferson and American nationhood by Brian Douglas Steele (1970- )2013
The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy (American Presidential Elections) by Jeffrey L. Pasley2014
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor2014
The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding by Eric Nelson2015
A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia by Richard S. Dunn2015
When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation by François Furstenberg2015
Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution by David L. Preston2016
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal2016
Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder2016
Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World by Janet Polasky2016
War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation by John Sedgwick2016
Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader by Robert Middlekauff2016
"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed2017
American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor2017
Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle (Campaigns and Commanders Series) by Mark Edward Lender2017
The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution by Michael J. Klarman2017
George Washington's journey by T. H. Breen2017
A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky2017

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The award—which is co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington's Mount Vernon—recognizes the past year's best books on the nation's founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.

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