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Book Award

The Missouri Conference on History seeks nominations for its annual book award.

The Book Award will be given to the best volume on any historical topic written by a Missouri resident and published in 2016. The winner will receive a $500 prize.

To nominate a book for this award, please send a letter stating the author's name and affiliation with Missouri, the title of the book, the name of the publisher, and a brief explanation of the book's merits. Four review copies of the book are required from the publisher. Nominations for this prize may be submitted to:

John Brenner
Managing Editor
State Historical Society of Missouri
1020 Lowry Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Consideration of books will begin on December 1, 2016. Advance copies of books published by the end of 2016 will be accepted. Please include complete contact information with your submission.

Award winners will be announced at the Missouri Conference on History.

Award Recipients


Benjamin Looker, Saint Louis University
A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America (University of Chicago Press)


Lorri Glover, Saint Louis University
Founders As Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries (Yale University Press)


Jeffrey L. Pasley, University of Missouri
The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy (University Press of Kansas)


Thomas C. Danisi, Independent Scholar
Uncovering the Truth about Meriwether Lewis (Prometheus Books)


Michael Jan Rozbicki, Saint Louis University
Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution (University of Virginia Press)


Diane Mutti Burke, University of Missouri-Kansas City
On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865 (University of Georgia Press)


Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University
Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good Ol Boys Defined a State


Shannon L. Fogg, Missouri University of Science & Technology
The Politics of Everyday Life in Vichy France: Foreigners, Undesirables, and Strangers