Past Winners of the Outstanding Book Award

2018

Christina Snyder Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson (Oxford University Press)

2017

Ansley Erickson, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits (University of Chicago Press)

2016

Adam Laats, The Other School Reformers: Conservative Activism in American Education (Harvard University Press)

2015

Karen Rader and Victoria Cain, Life On Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science & Natural History in the Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press)

2014

William Reese, Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History (University of Wisconsin Press)

2013

Geoff K. Ward, The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy & Juvenile Justice (University of Chicago Press)

2012

Nancy Beadie, Education and the Creation of Capital in the Early Republic (Cambridge University Press)

2011

Ronald Butchart, Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876 (University of North Carolina Press)

2010

Hilary Moss, Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African-American Education in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press)

2009

A.J. Angulo, William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT (Johns Hopkins University Press)

2008

Adam Fairclough, A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South (Harvard University Press)

2007

Catherine Kerrison, Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South
(Cornell University Press)

2006

Mona Siegel, The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940
(Cambridge University Press)

2005

Jack Dougherty, More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black Schools in Milwaukee
(University of North Carolina Press)

2004

Jane Hunter, How Young Ladies Became Girls (Yale University Press)

2003

Jon Zimmerman, Whose History? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Harvard University Press)

2002

Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., Brown, not White: School Integration and the Chicano Movement in Houston (Texas A&M Press)

2001

Amy McCandless, The Past in the Present: Higher Education in the South (University of Alabama Press)

1999

John Willinsky, Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (University of Minnesota Press)

1997

Lawrence Levine, The Opening of the American Mind (Beacon Press)

1995

Jeffrey Mirel, The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System: Detroit, 1907-81 (University of Michigan Press)

1993

Carl F. Kaestle, Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading since 1880 (Yale University Press)

1991

JoBurr Margadant, Madame Le Professeur: Women Educators in the Third Republic (Princeton University Press)

1989

David Labaree, The Making of an American High School (Yale University Press)

1987

Ellen Schrecker, No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism in the Universities (Oxford University Press)