Over the weekend at their annual meeting, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) honored seven of our authors with recognition of their outstanding books. Featured below are our five prize winners and two honorable mentions. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating these fine authors and the excellent historical work we have had the privilege to publish. Click the cover images or book titles to read a sample on the UNC Press website.
Darlene Clark Hine Award
Best book in African American women’s and gender history. See a list of previous Darlene Clark Hine Award winners.
2016 Winner! Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South, by Talitha L. LeFlouria
2016 Honorable Mention: Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical, by Sherie M. Randolph
Frederick Jackson Turner Award
For a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history. See a list of previous Frederick Jackson Turner Award winners.
2016 Winner! Mark G. Hanna, author of Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740, Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Liberty Legacy Foundation Award
Best book on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present. See a list of previous Liberty Legacy Foundation Award winners.
2016 Winner! Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul, by Tanisha C. Ford
Merle Curti Award
Best book in American social history. See a list of previous Merle Curti Award winners.
2016 Winner! Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910, by Julie M. Weise
Richard W. Leopold Prize
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. See a list of previous Richard W. Leopold Prize winners.
2016 Winner! Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War, by Jacqueline E. Whitt
Congratulations again to all of our authors!