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Book awards: Berkshire Conference First Book Prize

Book awards by cover

Works (41)

Madame Le Professeur: Women Educators in the Third Republic by Jo Burr MargadantWomen's Issues, 1990
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich1990
The Hour of Eugenics": Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America by Nancy Leys StepanWomen's Issues, 1991
The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 by Marilyn YoungHistory, 1991
Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England by Phyllis MackWomen's Issues, 1992
Black neighbors : race and the limits of reform in the American settlement house movement, 1890-1945 by Elisabeth Lasch-QuinnHistory, 1993
Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936 by Wendy Z. GoldmanWomen's Issues, 1993
Pitied but Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare by Linda GordonWomen's Issues, 1994
Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 by Kathryn Kish SklarWomen's Issues, 1995
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. HullWomen's Issues, 1996
A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930 by Alice 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 RosemblattWomen's Issues, 2000
Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675–1791 by Clare Haru CrowstonWomen's Issues, 2001
Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past by Patricia M. PelleyHistory, 2002
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 CodyWomen's Issues, 2005
Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920 by Maureen FitzgeraldHistory, 2006
Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England by Sandy BardsleyWomen's Issues, 2006
Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands by Juliana BarrWomen's Issues, 2007
True to Her Word: The Faithful Maiden Cult in Late Imperial China by Weijing LuWomen's Issues, 2008
Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South by Hannah RosenWomen's Issues, 2009
Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 by Jennifer GuglielmoWomen's Issues, Honorable Mention, 2010
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 HaulmanWomen's Issues, 2011
The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti by Kate RamseyHistory, 2011
Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire by Adria L. ImadaWomen's Issues, 2012
Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II by Fran©ʹoise N. HamlinHistory, 2012
The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France by Camille RobcisWomen's Issues, 2013
Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America by Teresa (Compiler) BarnettHistory, 2013
Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico: From Chinos to Indians (Cambridge Latin American Studies) by Tatiana SeijasHistory, 2014
New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America by Susanah Shaw RomneyWomen's Issues, 2014
Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (Justice, Power, and Politics) by Talitha L. LeFlouriaWomen's Issues, 2015
The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950 by Vanessa OgleHistory, 2015
Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive by Marisa J. FuentesWomen's Issues, 2016
A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America by Anya ZilbersteinHistory, 2016

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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