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Book awards: John H. Dunning Prize

Book awards by cover

Works (49)

Benjamin H. Hill by Haywood Jefferson Pearce1929
South Carolina During Reconstruction by Francis Butler Simkins1931
The mission to Spain of Pierre Soulé, 1853-1855; a study in the Cuban diplomacy of the United States by Amos Aschbach Ettinger1933
The rise and fall of the Choctaw republic by Angie Debo1935
Business enterprise in the American Revolutionary Era by Robert Abraham East1938
Robert Dale Owen: A Biography by Richard William Leopold1940
Boston’s Immigrants, 1790-1865 by Oscar Handlin1942
Admiral Sims and the Modern American Navy by Elting Elmore Morison1944
Landlords and Farmers in the Hudson-Mohawk Region, 1790-1850 by David Maldwyn Ellis1946
Mahan on Sea Power by William Livezey1948
Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith1950
Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History by Louis C. Hunter1952
The Old Country Store by Gerald Carson1954
Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925 by John Higham1956
The Jacksonian Persuasion by Marvin Meyers1958
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction by Eric L. McKitrick1960
The Power of the Purse: A History of American Public Finance, 1776-1790 by E. James Ferguson1962
Politics, Principle, and Prejudice, 1865-1866: Dilemma of Reconstruction America (Studies in American Negro Life) by LaWanda C. Fenlason Cox1964
Toward Lexington by John W. Shy1966
Twelve Against Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898-1900 by Robert L. Beisner1968
The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 by Gordon S. Wood1970
Mussolini and Fascism by John P. Diggins1972
Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul S. Boyer1974
Burnham of Chicago by Thomas S. Hines1976
Politics and Power in a Slave Society: Alabama , 1800-1860 by J. Mills Thornton III1978
The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 by John D. Unruh1980
Transatlantic Industrial Revolution by David J. Jeremy1982
Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist by Nick Salvatore1984
Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland During the Nineteenth Century by Barbara Jeanne Fields1986
Tobacco and Slaves by Allan Kulikoff1987
Hoover Dam: An American Adventure by Joseph E. Stevens1988
The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy by Drew R. McCoy1989
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich1990
Waterfront Workers of New Orleans by Eric Arnesen1991
Indians, Settlers, & Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley Before 1783 by Daniel H. Jr. Usner1993
Palatines, Liberty, and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British America by A. G. Roeber1993
Farmers & Fishermen by Daniel Vickers1995
Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia by Kathleen M. Brown1997
"Asylum for Mankind" by Marilyn C. Baseler1999
The Education of Laura Bridgman: First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language by Ernest Freeberg2001
City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago by Michael Willrich2003
Vicious: Wolves and Men in America by Jon T. Coleman2005
Inescapable Ecologies by Linda Nash2007
What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America by Peggy Pascoe2009
From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism by Darren Dochuk2011
American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen2013
Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters by Kate Brown2015
This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy by Matthew Karp2017
Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson by Christina Snyder2019

Award description

The John H. Dunning Prize was created in 1927 by a bequest from Miss Mathilda M. Dunning, stipulating that a prize in American history be established in the name of her father, John H. Dunning. This biennial prize was first awarded in 1929, and has been awarded in odd-numbered years since 1991.

The John H. Dunning Prize is awarded for an outstanding monograph on any subject relating to United States history.



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