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Book Award

The Book Award will be given to the best volume on any historical topic written by a Missouri resident and published in the calendar year preceding the conference. The winner will receive a $500 prize. Award winners will be announced at the annual Missouri Conference on History.

Those who wish to be considered for this prize should watch for the call for nominations to open late in the calendar year.

Award Recipients


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


Lorri Glover
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