Awards Season at UNC Press!

We hate to brag. Really, we do. But….UNC Press authors have been raking in the prizes the last few months. Here are our latest award winners–check them out!

Several UNC Press authors took home prizes from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) annual conference in mid-March.

Terror in the Heart of Freedom

Hannah Rosen’s Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South won the OAH’s Avery O. Craven Award. Her book was also the 2010 winner of the Willie Lee Rose Prize from the Southern Association of Women Historians.

Two other books received an Honorable Mention for the Avery O. Craven Award: Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876 by Ronald E. Butchart and An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. by Kate Masur. Masur’s book also received an Honorable Mention for the Lincoln Prize from the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute at Gettysburg College.

Chad Williams took home the 2011 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award from the OAH for his book Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era. Williams also won the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History.

An Honorable Mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award went to A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia by Lisa Levenstein.

Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935 by Cheryl D. Hicks received an Honorable Mention for the Darlene Clark Hine Award.

And here are other recent prize-winners:


Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia
by Iftikhar Dadi

2010 American Institute of Pakistan Studies Junior Book Prize


Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic

Circulations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian
and English Imperial Worlds
by Lisa Voigt

Winner of the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, Modern Language Association


David Ruggles
A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City
By Graham Russell Gao Hodges

2010 Hortense Simmons Prize for the Advancement of Knowledge, Underground Railroad Free Press


To Right These Wrongs
The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America
By Robert R. Korstad and James L. Leloudis

Winner of the 2010 North Caroliniana Society Book Award

Freedom’s Teacher
The Life of Septima Clark
By Katherine Mellen Charron

2010 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, Southern Association of Women Historians
2010 George C. Rogers Jr. Book Award, South Carolina Historical Society


There’s Always Work at the Post Office
African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality
By Philip F. Rubio

2011 Rita Lloyd Moroney Book Award, United States Postal Service



Linthead Stomp
The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South
By Patrick Huber

2010 Wayland D. Hand Prize, American Folklore Society
2009 Belmont Book Award, Belmont University
2009 Award for Excellence: Historical Recorded Sound Research in Country Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections


The House on Diamond Hill
A Cherokee Plantation Story
By Tiya Miles

2011 National Council on Public History Book Award


The Long Road to Annapolis
The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic
By William P. Leeman

2011 Pendleton Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government


Original Sin and Everyday Protestants
The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich
in an Age of Anxiety
By Andrew S. Finstuen

2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize, American Society for Church History

Legalizing Identities
Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil’s Northeast
By Jan Hoffman French

2010 Alfred B. Thomas Book Award, Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies
2009 Best Book Award, Brazilian Section, Latin American Studies Association
Honorable Mention, Roberto Reis Book Award, Brazilian Studies Association

Reading Is My Window
Books and the Art of Reading in Women’s Prisons
By Megan Sweeney

2011 Emily Toth Award, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Blackness in the White Nation
A History of Afro-Uruguay
By George Reid Andrews

2011 Arthur P. Whitaker Prize, Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies


Beyond the Alamo
Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861
By Raúl A. Ramos

2011 San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Award
2010 NACCS-Tejas Book Award, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Tejas Foco
Cleotilde P. Garcia Tejano Book Commendation, Texas State Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Association

WAIT! There’s more. Several of our books also have been selected as CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles. They are:

U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth by Joan Waugh.

Waugh’s book also won the 2009 Jefferson Davis Award and the 2010 William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography.

Prospero’s America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676 by Walter W. Woodward.


Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation by Malinda Maynor Lowery.

Lowery’s book also received the 2011 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award.

Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 by Jennifer Guglielmo

Guglielmo’s book also won the 2010 Theodore Saloutos Book Prize from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.


García Márquez: The Man and His Work, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Gene H. Bell-Villada

The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929
by David A. Chang


Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy by Susan M. Reverby

Reverby’s book also has received the 2011 James F. Sulzby Award from the Alabama Historical Association, the 2010 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and the 2010 Arthur J. Viseltear Award from American Public Health Association Medical Care Section.

Phew! That’s a wrap. Congratulations to all of our authors!