Nau Book Prize

Announcement of the 2018 Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia invites nominations for the third Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History. Titles published in 2017 will be eligible. The $25,000 prize focuses primarily on scholarship devoted to the war itself but is also open to works on the background and consequences of the conflict. Collections of essays or primary documents, works of fiction, and poetry should not be submitted.

Publishers should submit copies of nominated books directly to members of the judging committee by February 15, 2018. The winner will be announced by July 1, 2018, and the award presented at an event sponsored by the Center. Further questions may be directed to Dr. Gary W. Gallagher at gwg2n@virginia.edu.

Judging Committee

Gary W. Gallagher (ex-officio)
2085 Brownstone Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901

J. Matthew Gallman (chair)
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Carol Reardon
35 Woodhaven Drive
Gettysburg PA 17325

Aaron Sheehan-Dean
224 Himes Hall
History Dept., LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

 


Past Recipients of the Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History

2017: Daniel W. Crofts, Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

2016: J. Matthew Gallman, Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)