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The Enlightenment in America by Henry F. May1977
Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence by Garry Wills1979
A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 by Paul E. Johnson1980
Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860 by Thomas Louis Dublin1980
The Making of Tocqueville's Democracy in America by James T. Schleifer1981
White Supremacy: A Comparative Study of American and South African History by George M. Fredrickson1982
Jonathan Edwards's Moral Thought and Its British Context by Norman Fiering1983
Moral Philosophy at Seventeenth-Century Harvard: A Discipline in Transition (Institute of Early American History) by Norman Fiering1983
From Italy to San Francisco: The Immigrant Experience by Dino Cinel1984
The old Christian right : the Protestant far right from the Great Depression to the cold war by Leo P. Ribuffo1985
Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America by Kerby A. Miller1986
Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought, 1870-1920 by James T. Kloppenberg1987
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700 - 1750 by Marcus Rediker1988
Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall1988
Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S. Morgan1989
The Indians' New World: Catawbas and their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal by James H. Merrell1990
The Heart of the Commonwealth: Society and Political Culture in Worcester County, Massachusetts 1713-1861 by John L. Brooke1991
Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England by David D. Hall1991
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by David R. Roediger1992
John Dewey and American Democracy (Cornell Paperbacks) by Robert B. Westbrook1993
Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930 by W. Fitzhugh Brundage1994
The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America by Wilfred M. McClay1995
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey1996
The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic by Lance Banning1997
Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s by Ann Douglas1997
Thank You, St. Jude: Women`s Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes by Robert A. Orsi1998
Civic Ideals by Rogers M. Smith1999
Forced founders : Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in Virginia by Woody Holton2000
The Dominion of Voice: Riot, Reason, and Romance in Antebellum Politics by Kimberly K. Smith2001
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David W. Blight2002
Rereading Sex: Battles over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth-Century America by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz2003
Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George M. Marsden2004
One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark by Colin G. Calloway2004
Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860 by Michael O'Brien2005
Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood by Steven Mintz2005
The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century by Thomas Dublin2006
A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights by Elizabeth Borgwardt2006
Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925 by Joan M. JensenHonorable Mention, 2007
Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation by Moon-Ho Jung2007
Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry: the Untold Story of an American Legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson2007
Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern American Thought by Howard BrickHonorable Mention, 2007
The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker2008
The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hamalainen2009
The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery by Vincent Brown2009
Inventing America's "Worst" Family: Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael by Nathaniel DeutschHonorable Mention, 2010
The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America by Laura Dassow Walls2010
Passing Strange by Martha A. SandweissHonorable Mention, 2010
Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore by Seth Rockman2010
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South by Stephanie McCurry2011
Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class by Jefferson R. Cowie2011
No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor by Cindy Hahamovitch2012
The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America by Susan J. Pearson2012
Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France by Brett Rushforth2013
The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets Since the Depression by Angus Burgin2013
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor2014
The problem of democracy in the age of slavery : Garrisonian abolitionists & transatlantic reform by W. Caleb McDaniel2014

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The Merle Curti Award consists of two awards. They are given annually by the Organization of American Historians: one to the author of the best book in American social history; and one to the author of the best book in American intellectual history.

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