Category Archives: awards

We are pleased to announce Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America by Anya Jabour has won an Illinois State Historical Society Award. The Illinois State Historical Society Awards are given for titles that has furthered the collection, preservation, … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence by Emily L. Thuma is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. Now in its 32nd year, the Lambda Literary Award is the … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema by Susan Potter is this year’s winner of the Pop Culture Association’s John Leo and Dana Heller Award for Best Single Work, Anthology, Multi-Authored or … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage by Sowande’ M. Mustakeem has won the Dred Scott Freedom Award in the category Historical Literary Excellence from the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. The award … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry by Sandra Jean Graham won the Music in American Culture Award (outstanding scholarship in music of the United States) from the American Musicological Society (AMS). The … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom by Daniel J. Clark was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2019.  This award recognizes outstanding works for excellence in presentation and scholarship, and significance … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce The World in a City: Multiethnic Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century Los Angeles by David M. Struthers won the Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize for International Scholarship in Transnational American Studies from the International Committee of the … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner, edited by Mary E. Frederickson and Delores M. Walters has won an International AAHGS Book Award from the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS). The … Continue reading

NWSA and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 First Book Prize!  Shamara Wyllie Alhassan, Brown University Re-Membering the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women’s Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World NWSA will … Continue reading