Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award
A $1,000 prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book in social science history to honor the memory of Allan Sharlin. Allen exemplified the finest traditions of social science history. His training and scholarship were broadly interdisciplinary and he used both quantitative and more traditional methodologies. Books published in the previous year are eligible for consideration.
The submission window for the 2019 Sharlin Memorial Book Award is now open. Submissions with a postmark of June 15 (or earlier) will be accepted. Late entries will not be considered. Authors or publishers wishing to nominate a book should mail copies to each member of the award committee.
The award committee for 2019 will be posted soon.
|2018||Leah Platt Boustan||Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets|
|2018||Angel Adams Parham||American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race|
|2018||Joel Mokyr||A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy|
|2017||Jaeeun Kim||Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea|
|2016||Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode||Harvard University||Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control|
|2015||Emily Erikson||Between Monopoly and Free Trade|
|2015||Mara Loveman||National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America|
|2014||Fabian Drixler||Yale University||Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950|
|2013||Monica Prasad||Northwestern University||The Land of Too Much|
|2012||John Tutino||Georgetown||Making a New World|
|2011||Daniel Carpenter||Harvard||Reputation and Power|
|2010||Randolph Roth||Ohio State||American Homicide|
|2009||Sigrid Schmalzer||University of Massachusetts, Amherst||The People’s Peking Man|
|2008||George Steinmetz||University of Michigan||The Devil’s Handwriting|
|2007||Nancy McLane||Duke University||Freedom is Not Enough|
|2006||Madeleine Zelin||Columbia||The Merchants of Zigong|
|2005||Peter H. Lindert||University of California-Davis||Growing Public|
|2004||Frank Tobias Higbie||UCLA||Indispensable Outcasts|
|2003||Dirk Hoerder||Arizona State|
|2002||Deborah Cohen||Northwestern University||The War Come Home|
|2001||Steve Hochstadt||Illinois College||Mobility and Modernity|
|2000||James Z. Lee and Wang Feng||Hong Kong University and U. of Michigan||One Quarter of Humanity|
|1999||Jose C. Moya||UCLA||Cousins and Strangers|
|1998||Rogers Smith||University of Pennsylvania||Civic Ideals|
|1997||Philip Hoffman||California Institute of Tech.||Growth in a Traditional Society|
|1996||Eric A. Johnson||University of Wyoming||Urbanization and Crime|
|1995||Karen Barkey||Columbia||Bandits and Bureaucrats|
|1994||Susan Pederson||Columbia||Family, Dependence, and the Origins of the Welfare State|
|1993||Theda Skocpol||Harvard||Proctecting Soldiers and Mothers|
|1992||Ramon A. Gutierrez||University of Wisconson-Madison||When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away|
|1991||Claudia Goldin||Harvard||Understanding the Gender Gap|
|1990||Allen Steinberg||University of Iowa||The Transformation of Criminal Justice|
|1989||Kenneth Winkle||University of Wisconson-Madison||The Politics of Community|
|1988||Steven Ruggles||University of Minnesota||Prolonged Connections|
|1987||Terrence J. McDonald||LSU||The Parameters of Urban Fiscal Policy|
|1986||Allan Greer||Peasant, Lord and Merchant|
|1985||Philip McMichael||Cornell University||Settlers and the Agrarian Question|
The call for papers for the 2019 conference is now available.
Click here to apply for the 2019 Graduate Student Travel Award.
The submission deadline for SSHA 2019 has been extended to March 15th.
SSHA 2019 will be held in Chicago, November 21-24, 2019.
Click here to submit to our Annual Conference by March 15th.