AWARDS AND PRIZES WITH OCTOBER 1, 2019 DEADLINE:
Avery O. Craven Award
Given annually for the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history.
Merle Curti Social History Award
Given annually for the best book in American social history
Merle Curti Intellectual History Award
Given annually for the best book in American intellectual history.
John D’Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award
Given annually for the best PhD dissertation in U.S. LGBTQ history.
Friend of History Award
Given annually to recognize an institution or organization, or an individual working primarily outside college or university settings, for outstanding support for historical research, the public presentation of American history, or the work of the OAH.
Ellis W. Hawley Prize
Given annually for the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present..
Darlene Clark Hine Award
Given annually to the author of the best book in African American women’s and gender history.
Richard W. Leopold Prize
Given every two years to the author or editor of the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, historical activities of the federal government, documentary histories, or biography written by a U.S. government historian or federal contract historian.
Lawrence W. Levine Award
Given annually for the best book in American cultural history.
Given annually for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history.
Liberty Legacy Foundation Award
Given annually for the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present.
David Montgomery Award
Given annually by the OAH with co-sponsorship by the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history.
Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History
Given annually for “the most original” book in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History (including North America and the Caribbean prior to 1776).
James A. Rawley Prize
Given annually for the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States.
Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award
Given annually to an individual or individuals whose contributions have significantly enriched our understanding and appreciation of American history.
Frederick Jackson Turner Award
Given annually to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.