Recent Awards

2017

This Is Not Dixie
Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927
Brent M. S. Campney
• Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award, Prairie Heritage, Inc., 2017
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

Taste of the Nation
The New Deal Search for America's Food
Camille Bégin
• ASFS Book Award, Association for the Study of Food and Society, 2017

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners
Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy
LaShawn Harris
• Darlene Clark Hine Award, Organization of American Historians (OAH), 2017
• Philip Taft Labor Prize in Labor and Working-Class History, Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) and the Cornell ILR School, 2017

The Real Cyber War
The Political Economy of Internet Freedom
Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski
• International Communication Book Award, International Studies Association, 2017

Fostering on the Farm
Child Placement in the Rural Midwest
Megan Birk
• Vincent De Santis First Book Prize, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE), 2017

Baring Witness
36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage
Edited by Holly Welker
• Honorable Mention in Creative Non-Fiction, Association for Mormon Letters, 2017

2016

When Sex Threatened the State
Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958
Saheed Aderinto
• NSA Book Award, Nigerian Studies Association, 2016

This Book Is an Action
Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics
Edited by Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

Stunning Males and Powerful Females
Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance
Christina Sunardi
• Co-winner, Philip Brett Award, LBTQ Study Group of the American Musicological Society (AMS), 2016
• Honorable mention, Alan Merriam Prize, 2016

St. Louis Rising
The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive
Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person
• Missouri History Book Award, State Historical Society of Missouri, 2016
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2015

Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South
White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie
Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf
• David Montgomery Award, Organization of American Historians (OAH), 2016

Splattered Ink
Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence
Sarah E. Whitney
• Co-winner, Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women's Studies, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), 2016

Smokestacks in the Hills
Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia
Lou Martin
• Honorable mention, David Montgomery Award, Organization of American Historians (OAH), 2016

Sexting Panic
Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent
Amy Adele Hasinoff
• Diamond Anniversary Book Award, National Communication Association (NCA), 2016

Sensing Chicago
Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers
Adam Mack
• Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society, 2016

Sex Testing
Gender Policing in Women's Sports
Lindsay Parks Pieper
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

Seeing Sarah Bernhardt
Performance and Silent Film
Victoria Duckett
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

Scripts of Blackness
Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico
Isar P. Godreau
• Co-winner of the Frank Bonilla Book Award, Puerto Rican Studies Association, 2016

The Music of the Stanley Brothers
Gary B. Reid
• Best Discography, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2016
• Bluegrass Print/Media Person of the Year, International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), 2015

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
A Biography
Michael Hicks
• Finalist, Utah Book Award for Nonfiction, Utah Center for the Book, 2016
• Honorable Mention, Best Biography, Mormon History Association, 2016

The Man That Got Away
The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen
Walter Rimler
 Timothy White Award for Musical Biography, ASCAP Foundation and Virgil Thomson Foundation, 2016

Manhood on the Line
Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland
Stephen Meyer
• Book of the Year, International Labor History Association, 2016

Making Photography Matter
A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression
Cara A. Finnegan
• James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address, National Communication Association (NCA), 2016
• Outstanding Book of the Year, Visual Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA), 2015

Funk the Erotic
Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures
L. H. Stallings
• Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Women's Studies, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), 2016
• Finalist, 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, LGBT Studies, 2016
• Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association, 2016

Franklin D. Roosevelt
The War Years, 1939-1945
Roger Daniels
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

Foggy Mountain Troubadour
The Life and Music of Curly Seckler
Penny Parsons
• Named Bluegrass Print/Media Person of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), 2016

Daisy Turner's Kin
An African American Family Saga
Jane C. Beck
• Chicago Folklore Prize, American Folklore Society, 2016
• Wayland D. Hand Prize, History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society, 2016
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2016

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands
Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism
Will Guzmán
• C. Calvin Smith Award, Southern Conference on African American Studies (SCAASI), 2016

Beyond Partition
Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India
Deepti Misri
• Eugene M. Kayden Book Award in Literary Studies, University of Colorado Boulder, 2016

The Beautiful Music All Around Us
Field Recordings and the American Experience
Stephen Wade
• Judith McCulloh Public Sector Award, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2016
• ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, 2013
• Award for Excellence for Best Research in Folk, Ethnic, or World Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2013

2015

Watching Women's Liberation, 1970
Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News
Bonnie J. Dow
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2015

Winning the War for Democracy
The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946
David Lucander
• Missouri History Book Award, State Historical Society of Missouri, 2015

Strange Natures
Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination
Nicole Seymour
• ASLE Ecocriticism Book Award, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, 2015

Studying Appalachian Studies
Making the Path by Walking
Edited by Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott
• Weatherford Award (Nonfiction), Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association, 2015

Signal Traffic
Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures
Edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski
• Best Edited Collection Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), 2015-2016

Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!
Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality
Stephen Amico
• Marcia Herndon Prize, Gender and Sexualities Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), 2015
• Special Mention, IASPM Book Prize, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, 2015

Ray Bradbury Unbound
Jonathan R. Eller
• Finalist for the Locus Award, Nonfiction category, 2015

Qualifying Times
Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport
Jaime Schultz
• Honorable Mention in U.S. History, PROSE Awards, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, 2015

Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian
Ethelene Whitmire
• Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation, Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), 2015
• Wheatley Book Award for First Nonfiction, Harlem Book Fair and QBR: The Black Book Review, 2015

Pretty Good for a Girl
Women in Bluegrass
Murphy Hicks Henry
• Distinguished Achievement Award, International Bluegrass Musical Association (IBMA), 2015

Pioneers of the Blues Revival
Steve Cushing
• Blues Book of the Year, Living Blues Awards, 2015

Muddying the Waters
Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism
Richa Nagar
• Honorable Mention, Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), 2015

Kirtland Temple
The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space
David J. Howlett
• Best First Book Award, Mormon History Association, 2015
• Smith-Pettit Best Book Award, John Whitmer Historical Association, 2015

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
On Classic Film Noir
Edited by Robert Miklitsch
• Nominee for Edgar® Award, Best Critical/Biographical category, 2015
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2015

Hillary Clinton in the News
Gender and Authenticity in American Politics
Shawn J. Parry-Giles
• Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award, Public Address Division, National Communication Association (NCA), 2015

Hawaiian Music in Motion
Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels
James Revell Carr
• Co-winner of the Allan Merriam Prize, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2015

Global Homophobia
States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression
Edited by Meredith L. Weiss and Michael J. Bosia
• Scholar Award, LGBTQA Caucus of the International Studies Association, 2015

Ghost Stories for Darwin
The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity
Banu Subramaniam
• Ludwik Fleck Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 2016
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2015

Feminist Writings
Simone de Beauvoir Edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2015

Dirty Words
The Rhetoric of Public Sex Education, 1870-1924
Robin E. Jensen
• Distinguished Book Award, Health Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA), 2015

The Creolization of American Culture
William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy
Christopher J. Smith
• Irving Lowens Book Award, Society for American Music (SAM), 2015

Blues All Day Long
The Jimmy Rogers Story
Wayne Everett Goins
• Best Blues Book of the Year, Readers' Poll, Living Blues magazine, 2015
• Certificate of Merit, Awards for Excellence, Historical Research in Blues, Gospel, or R&B, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2015

Autism and Gender
From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks
Jordynn Jack
• RSA Book Award, Rhetoric Society of America, 2015

Baseball on Trial
The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption
Nathaniel Grow
• Larry Ritter Book Award, Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), 2015
• Finalist, Seymour Medal, Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), 2015
• David J. Langum Sr. Prize for American Legal History/Biography, Langum Charitable Trust, 2014

2014

Workers in Hard Times
A Long View of Economic Crises
Edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster
• ILHA Book of the Year Award, International Labor History Association, 2014

Transformation Now!
Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change
AnaLouise Keating
• Honorable Mention, Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), 2014

Triple Entendre
Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus
Hervé Vanel
• Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research on General Recording Topics, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2014

Squeeze This!
A Cultural History of the Accordion in America
Marion Jacobson
• Klaus Wachsmann Prize for Advanced and Critical Essays in Organology, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2014

The Sons of Westwood
John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball
John Matthew Smith
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014

Southern Soul-Blues
David Whiteis
• Best History for Best Research in Recorded Blues, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2014
• Blues Book of the Year, Critics' Poll, Living Blues magazine, 2014

Rooting for the Home Team
Sport, Community, and Identity
Edited by Daniel A. Nathan
• Co-winner, North American Society for Sport History Book Award– Anthology, 2014

Ring Shout, Wheel About
The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery
Katrina Dyonne Thompson
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014

Queer Migration Politics
Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities
Karma R. Chávez
• Book of the Year, LGBTQ Communication Studies Division of the National Communication Association, 2014

Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed
Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice
Shannon Elizabeth Bell
• Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award, 2014
• Silver Winner in Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Nautilus Book Awards, 2014
• Runner-up in General Nonfiction, Green Book Festival, 2014  

Loyalty and Liberty
American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era
Alex Goodall
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014

Intelligently Designed
How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution
Edward Caudill
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014

The Great Orchestrator
Arthur Judson and American Arts Management
James M. Doering
• Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research in Classical Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2014

Eating Together
Food, Friendship, and Inequality
Alice P. Julier
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014

Echoes of Chongqing
Women in Wartime China
Danke Li
• Hong Kong Book Prize (for Chinese translation), 2014

The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions
Volume 1: A-L; Volume 2: M-Z
Patrick Taylor and Frederick I. Case, Editors
• Honorable Mention, Dartmouth Medal, American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 2014
• Outstanding References Sources list, RUSA, 2014

Fannie Barrier Williams
Crossing the Borders of Region and Race
Wanda A. Hendricks
• Letitia Woods Brown Book Award, Association of Black Women Historians, 2014

Chicago River Bridges
Patrick T. McBriarty
• Eugene S. Ferguson Prize, Society for the History of Technology, 2015
• Honorable Mention as a Finalist for the Traditional Nonfiction Category, Chicago Writers Association, 2014

Beyond the White Negro
Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading
Kimberly Chabot Davis
• Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize, New England American Studies Association, 2014

Asian Americans in Dixie
Race and Migration in the South
Edited by Khyati Y. Joshi and Jigna Desai
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014

Appalachian Dance
Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities
Susan Eike Spalding
• Weatherford Award (Nonfiction), Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association, 2014

Anna Howard Shaw
The Work of Woman Suffrage
Trisha Franzen
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014

Alec Wilder
Philip Lambert
• Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research in Classical Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2014

2013

Use Trouble
Michael S. Harper
• Stephen Henderson Award, African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS), 2013
• Author is a recipient of the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Poetry Society of America, 2008

Twentieth Century Drifter
The Life of Marty Robbins
Diane Diekman
• Belmont Country Music Book of the Year Award, 2013

"The Useless Mouths" and Other Literary Writings
Simone de Beauvoir
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2013

SynergiCity
Reinventing the Postindustrial City
Edited by Paul Hardin Kapp and Paul J. Armstrong
• Historic Preservation Book Prize, University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation, 2013
• A Choice Outstanding Title, 2013

Songlines in Michaeltree
New and Collected Poems
Michael S. Harper
• Stephen Henderson Award, African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS), 2013
• Author is a recipient of the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Poetry Society of America, 2008

The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture
Jared Gardner
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2013
• EBSCOhost-Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) Book Prize, 2013
• Notable Title, Annual Book Award, Society for US Intellectual History, 2013

Rebels and Runaways
Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida
Larry Eugene Rivers
• Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award, Florida Historical Society, 2013
• Bronze Medal, Florida Book Awards Nonfiction Category, 2013

Making Sense of American Liberalism
Edited by Jonathan Bell and Timothy Stanley
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2013

Man of Fire
Selected Writings
Ernesto Galarza Edited by Armando Ibarra and Rodolfo D. Torres
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2013

Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case
A Documentary History
Jason Emerson
• Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS), 2013

Indigenous Women and Work
From Labor to Activism
Edited by Carol Williams
• A Choice Outstanding Title, 2013

Images of Kin
New and Selected Poems
Michael S. Harper
• Stephen Henderson Award, African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS), 2013
• Author is a recipient of the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Poetry Society of America, 2008

Illinois in the War of 1812
Gillum Ferguson
• Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS), 2013
• Russell P. Strange Book of the Year Award, Illinois State Historical Society, 2012

How Did Poetry Survive?
The Making of Modern American Verse
John Timberman Newcomb
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2013

Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism
Immanuel Ness
• Best Book Award for 2011-2012, United Association for Labor Education (UALE), 2013

Ghost of the Ozarks
Murder and Memory in the Upland South
Brooks Blevins
• J. G. Ragsdale Book Award in Arkansas History, Arkansas History Association, 2013

Denise Levertov
A Poet's Life
Dana Greene
• Honorable Mention in Biography, Georgia Author of the Year Awards, 2013

Dear John, Dear Coltrane
Poems
Michael S. Harper
• Stephen Henderson Award, African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS), 2013
• Author is recipient of the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Poetry Society of America, 2008

Chicago in the Age of Capital
Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction
John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov
• Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS), 2013

Chicanas of 18th Street
Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago
Leonard G. Ramírez with Yenelli Flores, María Gamboa, Isaura González, Victoria Pérez, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda, and Cristina Vital
• Society of Professors of Education Book Award, 2013
• Honorable Mention, Best History/Political Book-English category, Latino Literacy Now's International Latino Book Awards, 2012

Chasing Newsroom Diversity
From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action
Gwyneth Mellinger
• Frank Luther Mott / Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, 2013

Charles Ives in the Mirror
American Histories of an Iconic Composer
David C. Paul
• A Choice Outstanding Title, 2013

Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance
Igniting Citizenship
Yvonne Daniel
• A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2013

Bluegrass Bluesman
A Memoir
Josh Graves
• Certificate of Merit for Excellence for Best Research in Recorded Country Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards, 2013
• Fred Bartenstein (editor), Bluegrass/Media Person of the Year, International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA), 2013