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Book awards: Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

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Philosophy and the Modern World by Albert William Levi1960
Mysticism and Philosophy by W. T. Stace1961
Freedom in the Ancient World by Herbert Joseph Muller1962
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter1963
Race: The History of an Idea in America by Thomas F. Gossett1964
O strange new world; American culture: the formative years by Howard Mumford Jones1965
The Career of Philosophy, Vol. 2: From the German Enlightenment to the Age of Darwin by John Herman Randall1966
Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear by Robert Coles1967
White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D. Jordan1968
Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider by Peter Gay1969
Love and Will by Rollo May1970
American convictions; cycles of public thought, 1600-1850 by Charles A. Barker1971
A Theory of Justice by John Rawls1972
Reflections on the Causes of Human Misery and Upon Certain Proposals to Eliminate Them by Barrington Moore1973
Venice: A Maritime Republic by Frederic Chapin Lane1974
The Classical Age of Islam by Marshall G. S. Hodgson1975
The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell1976
Peasants into Frenchmen by Eugen Weber1977
The Rise of American Philosophy: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930 by Bruce Kuklick1978
The printing press as an agent of change by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein1979
Utopian Thought in the Western World by Frank E. Manuel1980
White Supremacy: A Comparative Study of American and South African History by George M. Fredrickson1981
Philosophical Explanations by Robert Nozick1982
The War Within: From Victorian to Modernist Thought in the South, 1919-1945 by Daniel Joseph Singal1983
Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture by David G. Roskies1984
The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation by Joel Williamson1985
A Rage for Order: Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation (Galaxy Books) by Joel Williamson1985
The World of Thought in Ancient China by Benjamin I. Schwartz1986
Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 by Alfred W. Crosby1987
The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 by David Montgomery1988
The Body and Society by Peter Brown1989
America's Rome by William L. Vance1990
America's Rome. Catholic and Contemporary Rome by William L. Vance1990
In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought by Carl N. Degler1991
The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood1992
Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States by Theda Skocpol1993
W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race (Owl Books) by David Levering Lewis1994
The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336 by Caroline Walker Bynum1995
Codex Telleriano-Remensis by Eloise Quinones Keber1996
Spinoza, Liberalism, and the Question of Jewish Identity by Steven B. Smith1997
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore1998
A History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany by H. C. Erik Midelfort1999
The Holocaust in American Life by Peter Novick2000
Van Gogh and Gauguin by Debora Silverman2001
Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours by Fredric L. Cheyette2002
The Eye of the Lynx by David Freedberg2003
The End of the Soul by Jennifer Michael Hecht2004
Absolute Destruction by Isabel V. Hull2005
American Curiosity by Susan Scott Parrish2006
Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis2007
Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society by Leor Halevi2008
The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg2009
Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy by Susan M. Reverby2010
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder2011
Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse by Jay Rubenstein2012
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan2013
Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition by David Nirenberg2014
The Parthenon Enigma by Joan Breton Connelly2015
The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe by E.M. Rose2016
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Kai Hinton2017

Award description

Awarded by the Phi Beta Kappa Society
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award is offered for scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity. Established in 1960, this award may recognize work in the fields of history, philosophy and religion. These fields are conceived in sufficiently broad terms to permit the inclusion of appropriate work in related fields such as anthropology and the social sciences. Biographies of public figures may be eligible if their primary critical emphasis is on the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity
Began in 1960


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