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Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (New Americanists) by Sharon Patricia Holland2002
American Sensations: Class, Empire, and The Production of Popular Culture by Shelley Streeby2003
Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique by Kandice Chuh2004
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae M. Ngai2005
Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Miles2006
Violence Over The Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West by Ned Blackhawk2007
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California by Ruth Wilson Gilmore2008
Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (Nation of Newcomers: Immigrant History as American History) by Alicia Schmidt Camacho2009
The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America by Margot Canaday2010
I've Got to Make My Livin': Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago by Cynthia M. Blair2011
Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness by Nicole R. Fleetwood2012
Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire by Adria L. ImadaFinalist, 2013
Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture by Cynthia WuFinalist, 2013
Queequeg's Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Literature by Birgit Brander RasmussenFinalist, 2013
Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century (America and the Long 19th Century) by Kyla Wazana Tompkins2013
Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Refiguring American Music) by Alexandra T. Vazquez2014
Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe) by Christina B. HanhardtFinalist, 2014

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  1. Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America by Michael Nava (1994)
  2. Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe (1996)
  3. The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hamalainen (2008)
  4. Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation by Beth E. (FWD) Richie (2012)
  5. Aberrations in black : toward a queer of color critique by Roderick A. Ferguson (2004)
  6. Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2002)
  7. At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee (2003)
  8. Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico by Deborah Cohen (2011)
  9. Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration by Tara Herivel (2007)
  10. Blood Politics: Race, Culture, and Identity in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma by Circe Dawn Sturm (2002)
  11. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature by Malcolm Bradbury (1991)
  12. Gay New York gender, urban culture, and the makings of the gay male world, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey (1994)
  13. Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (Race and American Culture) by Saidiya V. Hartman (1997)
  14. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics by José Esteban Muñoz (1999)
  15. Mixed Blood Indians: Racial Construction in the Early South (Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures) by Theda Perdue (2003)

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The prize is awarded every year for the best-published first book in American Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality and/or nation.

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