Current and Recent Awards
The 6th annual Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award for distinguished writing in American history of enduring public significance, given jointly with the Roosevelt Institute, was presented to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University.
The 56th annual Francis Parkman Prize was given to Fredrik Logevall, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, for Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, published by Random House.
The 11th biennial James Fenimore Cooper Prize was awarded to Stephen Harrigan for Remember Ben Clayton, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
The 53rd annual Allan Nevins Prize was awarded to William Thomas Okie, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of Georgia, for his dissertation “'Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia': Culture and Agriculture in the American South."
The Schlesinger Award was given to David McCullough; the Parkman Prize was given to Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, for Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, published by W. W. Norton (2011); and the Nevins Prize was given to Sarah Bridger, who received her Ph.D. in History in 2011 from Columbia University, for "Scientists and the Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research."
The Schlesinger Award was given to Gordon S. Wood, the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University; the Parkman Prize was awarded to Jefferson Cowie, an associate professor of history at Cornell University, for his Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class (The New Press, 2010); the Cooper Prize for historical fiction was awarded to Karl Marlantes for his Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, 2010); the Nevins Prize was awarded to Keith Woodhouse for his dissertation, "'A Subversive Nature': Radical Environmentalism in the Late 20th-Century United States" (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2010).