Past Winners of the Outstanding Book Award

2018

Nicolas A. Juravich , University of Columbia, “The Work of Education: Community Based Educators in Schools, Freedom Struggles, and the Labor Movement, 1953-1983”

2017

Derek Taira, “Imua, Me Ka Hopo Ole–‘Forward, Without Fear’: Native Hawaiians and American Schooling in Territorial Hawai’i, 1900-1941”

2016

Talya Zemach-Bersin, “Imperial Pedagogies: Education for American Globalism, 1898-1950”

2015

Walter C. Stern , “The Negro’s Place: Schools, Race, and the Making of Modern New Orleans, 1900-1960”

2014

Gail Wolfe, “Teaching Pregnant Students in Public Schools: A Historical Analysis”

2013

Katherine Fox, “Pidgin In the Classroom: Hawai`i’s English Standard Schools, Americanization, and Hawaiian Identity, 1920-1960”

2012

Crystal Sanders, “To Be Free of Fear: Black Women’s Fight for Freedom Through the Child Development Group of Mississippi”

2011

Ansley Erickson, “Schooling the Metropolis: Educational Inequality Made and Remade, Nashville, Tennessee, 1945-1985”

2010

Sarah Manekin, “Spreading the Empire of Free Education, 1865-1905”

2009

Scott Gelber, “Nighmare in the Ivory Tower? The Populist Revolt and State Universities, 1885-1905”

2008

Zoe Burkholder, “With Science as his Shield: Teaching Race and Culture in American Public Schools, 1900-1954”

2007

Laura Muñoz, “Desert Dreams: Mexican American Education in Arizona, 1870-1930”

2006

Brian Puaca, “Learning Democracy: Educational Reform in Postwar Germany”

2005

Hilary Moss, “Opportunity and Opposition: The African-American Struggle for Education in New Haven, Baltimore, and Boston, 1825-1855”

2004

Michael S. Bieze, “Booker T. Washington and the Art of Self-Representation”

2003

John P. Spencer, “Caught in the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and American’s Urban Crisis”

2002

Jennifer Green, “Books and Bayonets: Class and Culture in Antebellum Military Academies”

2001

Milton Gaither, “Progress, Civilization, and American Educational Historiography”

2000

Stephen Provasnik, “Compulsory Schooling, From Idea to Institution: A Case Study of the Development of Compulsory Attendance in Illinois, 1857-1907”