Adrian BrettleColossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World (University of Virginia Press, 2020)

  • Finalist, 2021 Lincoln Prize, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Clayton J. ButlerTrue Blue: White Unionists in the Deep South during the Civil War and Reconstruction (Louisiana State University Press, 2022).

Frank J. Cirillo, The Abolitionist Civil War: Immediatists and the Struggle to Transform the Union (Louisiana State University Press, 2023). 

  • 2024 Wiley-Silver Prize for Best First Book in Civil War History, The Center for Civil War Research
  • Finalist, 2024 Lincoln Prize, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Adam W. Dean, An Agrarian Republic: How Debate over Land Use Shaped the Civil War and Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

D. H. Dilbeck, A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

  • Finalist, 2017 Lincoln Prize, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

D. H. Dilbeck, Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet (University of North Carolina Press, 2018)

Andre Fleche, The Revolution of 1861: The Legacy of 1848 and the American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict (University of North Carolina Press, 2012)

  • 2013 James A. Rawley Award, Southern Historical Association

Scot A. French, The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)

Jack FurnissBetween Extremes: Seeking the Political Center in the Civil War North (LSU Press, 2024)

Lisa Goff, Shantytown, USA: Forgotten Landscapes of the Working Poor (Harvard University Press, 2016)

Jon Grinspan, The Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

  • 2017 Smithsonian Secretary's Research Prize, Smithsonian Institution

Jon GrinspanThe Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915 (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021)

Jon GrinspanWide Awake: The Forgotten Force That Elected Lincoln and Spurred the Civil War (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2024)

M. Keith Harris, Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans (Louisiana State University Press, 2014)

Lauren N. HaumesserThe Democratic Collapse: How Gender Politics Broke a Party and a Nation, 1856-1861 (University of North Carolina Press, 2022)

Philip HerringtonThe Law School at the University of Virginia: Architectural Expansion in the Realm of Thomas Jefferson (University of Virginia Press, 2017)

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh, West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace (University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

  • 2009 New York Military Affairs Symposium Civil War Book Award

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh, A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2016)

Caroline E. Janney, Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (University of North Carolina Press, 2008)

Caroline E. Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)

  • 2013 Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy

  • Honorable Mention, 2014 Avery O. Craven Award, Organization of American Historians

  • 2014 Charles S. Sydnor Award, Southern Historical Association

Caroline E. Janney (co-editor), Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

Caroline E. Janney (editor), Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia (University of North Carolina Press, 2018)

Caroline E. Janney (co-editor), Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America (University of Georgia Press, 2021)

Caroline E. JanneyEnds of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox (University of North Carolina Press, 2021)

  • 2022 Lincoln Prize, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Watson W. Jennison, Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860 (University Press of Kentucky, 2012)

William B. Kurtz, Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America (Fordham University Press, 2015)

William B. Kurtz (co-editor), Soldiers of the Cross, the Authoritative Text (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019)

Susanna Michele Lee, Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post-Civil War South (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Peter Luebke (editor), The Story of a Thousand: A History of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry by Albion W. Tourgée (Kent State University Press, 2011)

Peter Luebke (editor), The Autobiography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren (Government Publishing Office, 2019)

Jaime Martinez, Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)

  • Honorable Mention, 2014 Wiley-Silver Prize, Center for Civil War Research

Kathryn Shively Meier, Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)

  • 2014 Wiley-Silver Prize, Center for Civil War Research

  • 2011 Edward M. Coffman Prize, Society for Military History

Brian C. NeumannBloody Flag of Anarchy: Unionism in South Carolina during the Nullification Crisis (Louisiana State University Press, 2022).

Cynthia Nicoletti, Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

  • 2018 Cromwell Book Prize, William Nelson Cromwell Foundation

Tamika Y. NunleyAt the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. (University of North Carolina Press, 2021)

  • 2021 Letitia Woods Brown Prize, Association for Black Women Historians

  • 2022 Pauli Murray Book Prize, African American Intellectual History Society

  • 2021 Mary Kelley Prize, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

  • Honorable Mention, 2022 Darlene Clark Hine Award, Organization of American Historians

  • Finalist, 2022 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Book Prize

  • Shortlisted, 2021 Museum of African American History Stone Book Award

  • Finalist, 2023 Shapiro Book Prize, Shapiro Center for American History and Culture at The Huntington

Tamika Y. Nunley, The Demands of Justice: Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia (University of North Carolina Press, 2023)

Calvin Schermerhorn, Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011)

Calvin Schermerhorn (co-editor), Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery (University of Virginia Press, 2012)

Calvin Schermerhorn, The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860 (Yale University Press, 2015)

Brian D. Schoen, The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009)

  • 2010 Bennett H. Wall Award, Southern Historical Association

Brian D. Schoen (co-editor), The Old South’s Modern Worlds: Slavery, Religion, and Nation in the Age of Progress (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Brian D. Schoen (co-editor), Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era (University of Virginia Press, 2015)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean (editor), Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (Osprey, 2006)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean (editor and co-author), The View From the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers (University Press of Kentucky, 2007)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (University of North Carolina Press, 2007)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean (co-editor), The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It (The Library of America, 2011)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean (editor), A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, 2 vols. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean (editor), The Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It (The Library of America, 2014)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 2018)

  • 2018 Jefferson Davis Award, American Civil War Museum

  • 2019 Distinguished Writing Award, Army Historical Foundation

  • 2019 Tonous and Warda Johns Family Book Award, Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association

Rachel Shelden (co-editor and co-author), A Political Nation: New Directions in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political History (University of Virginia Press, 2012)

Rachel Shelden, Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)

  • Honorable Mention, 2014 Wiley-Silver Prize, Center for Civil War Research

Amy Murrell Taylor, The Divided Family in Civil War America (University of North Carolina Press, 2005)

Amy Murrell Taylor, Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps (University of North Carolina, 2018)

  • 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

  • 2019 Tom Watson Brown Book Award, Society of Civil War Historians

  • 2019 John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History, Nau Civil War Center

  • 2019 Avery O. Craven Award, Organization of American Historians

  • 2019 Merle Curti Social History Award, Organization of American Historians

Andrew J. Torget (co-editor and co-author), Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration (University of Virginia Press, 2006)

Andrew J. Torget, Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850 (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

  • David J. Weber-Clements Center Prize for Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America, Western Historical Association

  • William M. LeoGrande Prize for Best Book on U.S.-Latin American relations, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University

  • Honorable Mention, Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians

  • Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, Texas State Historical Association

  • Kate Broocks Bates Award for Historical Research, Texas State Historical Association

  • Ottis G. Lock Prize for Best Book of the Year, East Texas Historical Association

  • Honorable Mention, Deep South Book Prize, Summersell Center for the Study of the South, University of Alabama

George W. Van Cleve, A Slaveholders’ Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early Republic (University of Chicago Press, 2010)

Andrew Witmer, Here and Everywhere Else: Small-Town Maine and the World (University of Massachusetts Press, 2022)

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai (co-editor and co-author), So Conceived and So Dedicated: Northern Intellectuals in the Civil War Era (Fordham University Press, 2015)

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era (Fordham University Press, 2016)

David Ross Zimring, To Live and Die in Dixie: Native Northerners Who Fought For the Confederacy (University of Tennessee Press, 2014)

Jeffrey L. ZvengrowskiJefferson Davis, Napoleonic France, and the Nature of Confederate Ideology, 1815-1870 (Louisiana State University Press, 2020)