SAH Awards Historical Writing Prizes

The Society of American Historians at Columbia University has awarded three prizes honoring historical writing of exceptional literary merit to Robert Colby, Charles King and Frances FitzGerald, who received the inaugural Tony Horwitz Prize. The inaugural Tony Horwitz Prize was awarded to Frances FitzGerald for her work in American history that holds wide appeal and enduring public significance. The 63rd annual Francis Parkman Prize was awarded to Charles King for Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex and Gender in the Twentieth Century (Doubleday). The 60th annual Allan Nevins Prize was awarded to Robert Colby for his dissertation, “The Continuance of an Unholy Traffic: Slave Trading in the Civil War South.”

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