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2015 AWARDS

The Society for History in the Federal Government is pleased to announce the winners of its annual prize competition. The Society’s prestigious awards recognize exemplary works of history presented in several different categories. All recipients are deemed to have made significant contributions to furthering our understanding of the history of the federal government. The awards will be presented at the Society’s annual meeting on March 17, 2016, at the Joint Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History and the Society for History in the Federal Government at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, in Baltimore, MD.  Congratulations to all of our 2016 winners. For more information on the Society for History in the Federal Government and its awards program, go to  http://shfg.org/shfg/awards/awards-requirements/

This year’s prize recipients are:

HENRY ADAMS PRIZE1---McGirr-War on Alcohol

This annual award is given for an outstanding major publication on the federal government’s history.

Lisa McGirr, The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State (W.W. Norton, 2015)

 

 

 

 

GEORGE PENDLETON PRIZE

This annual award is given for an outstanding major publication on the federal government’s history produced by or for a federal history program.

William McAllister (left) accepts the prize.

William McAllister (left) accepts the prize.

William B. McAllister, Joshua Botts, Peter Cozzens, and Aaron W. Marrs, Toward “Thorough,Accurate, and Reliable”: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series  (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State, 2015)

 

 

 

JAMES MADISON PRIZE

This annual award is given for excellence in an article or essay that deals with any aspect of the federal government’s history. This year the SHFG has chosen to award the Madison Prize to two deserving submissions.

Jennifer Bess (left) accepts the prize.

Jennifer Bess (left) accepts the prize.

Jennifer Bess, “The Price of Pima Cotton: The Cooperative Testing and Demonstration Farm at Sacaton, Arizona, and the Decline of the Pima Agricultural Economy, 1907–1920,” Western Historical Quarterly 46 (Summer 2015): 171–189

 

 

 

 

Brandon Davis (left), winner of the Madison Prize.

Brandon Davis (left), winner of the Madison Prize.

Brandon C. Davis, “Defending the Nation, Protecting the Land: Emergency Powers and the Militarization of American Public Lands,” in Proving Ground: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases, ed. Edwin A. Martini (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015)

 

CHARLES THOMSON PRIZE

This annual award is given for excellence in an article or essay that deals with any aspect of the history of the federal government written in or for a federal history program.

J. Overton (left) is the winner of the Thomson Prize.

J. Overton (left) is the winner of the Thomson Prize.

J. Overton, “The Battle of Port Gamble,” Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History (Spring 2015): 24–27

 

 

 

 

THOMAS JEFFERSON PRIZE

No award given this year.

 

JOHN WESLEY POWELL PRIZE

The Powell Prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated early recognition of the importance of historic preservation and historical display.

The Minidoka NHS Guard Tower team accepts the Powell Prize.

The Minidoka NHS Guard Tower team accepts the Powell Prize.

1) Minidoka NHS Guard Tower Reproduction. Minidoka NHS Guard Tower Reproduction. Department of Construction Management, College of Engineering, Boise State University

 

 

 

 

 

2) Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Campus Building 209 Rehabilitation: Veterans Administration

Veterans Administration Bldg. 209 team accepts the Powell Prize.

Veterans Administration Bldg. 209 team accepts the Powell Prize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROGER R. TRASK AWARD

Don Ritchie

Don Ritchie (left) accepts the Trask Lecture Award.

Don Ritchie (left) accepts the Trask Lecture Award.



 

 

 

 

 

 

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AWARD