Current and Recent Awards
The 7th annual Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award for distinguished writing in American history of enduring public significance, given jointly with the Roosevelt Institute, was awarded to James M. McPherson, the George Henry Davis Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University.
The 57th annual Francis Parkman Prize was given to Philip Shenon for A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination, published by Henry Holt.
The 54th annual Allan Nevins Prize was awarded to Nora Doyle, a recent Ph.D. graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, for "Bodies at Odds: The Maternal Body as Lived Experience and Cultural Expression in America, 1750-1850 (supervised by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall)
The Schlesinger Award was given to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University; the Parkman Prize was awarded 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 James Fenimore Cooper Prize was awarded to Stephen Harrigan for Remember Ben Clayton, published by Alfred A. Knopf; and the 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."