Frederick Jackson Turner Award

The Frederick Jackson Turner Award, is given each year by the Organization of American Historians for an author's first book on American history.

It was started in 1959, by Mississippi Valley Historical Association, as the Prize Studies Award.[1][2][3]

Year Winner Title
1959 Donald F. Warner The Idea of Continuous Union: Agitation for the Annexation of Canada to the United States, 1849-1893 (University of Kentucky Press).
1960 No award given.
1961 Robert E. Quirk An Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Vera Cruz (University Press of Kentucky).
1962 Donald O. Johnson The Challenge to American Freedoms: World War I and the Rise of the American Civil Liberties Union (University of Kentucky Press).
1963 No award given.
1964 No award given.
1965 Ronald E. Shaw Erie Water West: A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 (University of Kentucky).
1966 James T. Patterson Congressional Conservatism and the New Deal: The Growth of the Conservative Coalition in Congress, 1933-1939 (University of Kentucky Press).
1967 Ross E. Paulson Radicalism and Reform, 1837-1937 (University of Kentucky Press).
1968 No award given.
1969 Ross Gregory Walter Hines Page: Ambassador to the Court of St. James (University of Kentucky Press).
1970 Robert Griffith The Politics of Fear: Joseph McCarthy and the Senate (University of Kentucky Press).
1971 John Garry Clifford The Citizen Soldiers (University of Kentucky Press).
1972 Edward A. Purcell, Jr. The Crisis of Democratic Theory: Scientific Naturalism and the Problem of Value (University of Kentucky Press).
1973 Mary O. Furner Advocacy and Objectivity: A Crisis in the Professionalization of American Social Science, 1865-1905 (University of Kentucky Press).
1974 Thomas H. Bender Toward an Urban Vision (University of Kentucky Press).
1975 No award given.
1976 No award given.
1977 Merritt Roe Smith, Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology (Cornell University Press).
1978 Daniel T. Rodgers Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 (University of Chicago Press).
1979 Charles F. Fanning, Jr. Peter Finley Dunne and Mr. Dooley: The Chicago Years (University of Kentucky Press).
1980 John Mack Faragher Women and Men on the Overland Trail (Yale University Press).
1981 William C. Widenor Henry Cabot Lodge and the Search for an American Foreign Policy (University of California Press).
1982 Clayborne Carson To Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (Harvard University Press).
1983 Rosalind Rosenberg Beyond Separate Spheres (Yale University Press).
1984 Steven Hahn The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890 (Oxford University Press).
1985 Barton C. Shaw The Wool-Hat Boys: Georgia's Populist Party (Louisiana State University Press).
1985 Sean Wilentz Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 (Oxford University Press).
1986 Chester M. Morgan Redneck Liberal: Theodore G. Bilbo and the New Deal (Louisiana State University Press).
1987 Alexander Keyssar Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts (Cambridge University Press).
1988 David Montejano Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986 (University of Texas Press).
1989 Bruce Nelson Workers on the Waterfront: Seamen, Longshoremen,and Unionism in the 1930s (University of Illinois Press).
1990 James H. Merrell The Indians' New World: Catawbas and their Neighbors from European Contact Through the Era of Removal (The University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture).
1991 Christopher F. Clark The Roots of Rural Capitalism: Western Massachusetts, 1780-1860 (Cornell University Press).
1992 Ramón A. Gutiérrez When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846 (Stanford University Press).
1993 Daniel K. Richter The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization (The University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture).
1994 Peter Way Common Labour: Workers & the Digging of North American Canals 1780-1860 (Cambridge University Press).
1995 George Chauncey Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (Basic Books).
1996 James T. Campbell Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (Oxford University Press).
1997 Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, (The University of North Carolina Press).
1998 Neil Foley White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture, (University of California Press).
1999 Amy Dru Stanley From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation (Cambridge University Press).
2000 Timothy B. Tyson,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (University of North Carolina Press).
2000 Walter Johnson,
New York University
Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Harvard University Press).
2001 Lisa Norling,
University of Minnesota
Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (The University of North Carolina Press).
2002 Adam Rome,
Pennsylvania State University
The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (Cambridge University Press).
2003 James F. Brooks,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press).
2004 Thomas A. Guglielmo,
University of Notre Dame
White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945 (Oxford University Press).
2005 Mae M. Ngai,
University of Chicago
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton University Press).
2006 Tiya Alicia Miles,
University of Michigan
Ties that Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (University of California Press).
2006 Honorable Mention Eiichiro Azuma,
University of Pennsylvania
Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America (Oxford University Press).
2007 Ned Blackhawk,
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West (Harvard University Press).
2007 Honorable Mention Aaron Sachs,
Cornell University
The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism (Viking).
2008 Charles Postel,
California State University, Sacramento
The Populist Vision (Oxford University Press).
2009 Leslie Brown,
Williams College
Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South (The University of North Carolina Press).
2010 Bethany Moreton,
University of Georgia
To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Harvard University Press).
2011 Danielle L. McGuire,
Wayne State University
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Alfred A. Knopf).
2012 David Sehat,
Georgia State University
The Myth of American Religious Freedom (Oxford University Press).
2012 Honorable Mention James T. Sparrow,
University of Chicago
Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (Oxford University Press).
2013 Jonathan Levy,
Princeton University
Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (Harvard University Press).
2014 Geraldo L. Cadava,
Northwestern University
Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland (Harvard University Press).
2014 Honorable Mention Dawn Bohulano Mabalon,
San Francisco State University
Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California (Duke University Press).
2015 Allyson Hobbs,
Stanford University
A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life (Harvard University Press).
2015 Honorable Mention Jamie Cohen-Cole,
George Washington University
The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature (University of Chicago Press).
2015 Honorable Mention Katherine C. Mooney,
Florida State University
Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack (Harvard University Press).
2015 Honorable Mention Kyle G. Volk,
University of Montana
Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy (Oxford University Press).
2016 Mark G. Hanna,
University of California, San Diego
Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740 (University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture).
2016 Honorable Mention Joshua L. Reid,
University of Washington
The Sea is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (Yale University Press).
2016 Honorable Mention Andrew J. Torget,
University of North Texas
Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850 (University of North Carolina Press).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Frederick Jackson Turner Award". The Organization of American Historians: Programs & Resources: OAH Awards and Prizes. The Organization of American Historians. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  2. ^ "Frederick Jackson Turner Award Winners". The Organization of American Historians: Programs & Resources: OAH Awards and Prizes. The Organization of American Historians. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  3. ^ "Book awards: Frederick Jackson Turner Award". Library Thing: Book awards. LibraryThing. Retrieved 2013-11-12.