The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize
The Tenth Annual Competition
Purpose: To encourage the general public to read works on American history.
Prize: An engraved medal, patterned after a medal in the New-York Historical Society’s collection, $50,000 cash prize to the author and the title American Historian Laureate. The award will be presented in April 2015 at the Chairman’s Council Weekend with History, an annual gathering of New-York Historical’s most committed supporters.
Eligibility: Awarded for a non-fiction book on American history or biography copyrighted in 2014 that is distinguished by its scholarship, its literary style and its appeal to a general as well as an academic audience. The winner of the 2014 New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize was Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy for The Men