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Pulitzer Prize for History

  • 1917: J.J. Jusserand, With Americans of Past and Present Days
  • 1918: James Ford Rhodes, A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865
  • 1919: no award given
  • 1920: Justin H. Smith, The War with Mexico
  • 1921: William Sowden Sims and Burton J. Hendrick. The Victory at Sea
  • 1922: James Truslow Adams, The Founding of New England

  • 1923: Charles Warren, The Supreme Court in United States History
  • 1924: Charles Howard McIlwain, The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation
  • 1925: Frederic L. Paxson, History of the American Frontier
  • 1926: Edward Channing, A History of the United States
  • 1927: Samuel Flagg Bemis, Pinckney's Treaty
  • 1928: Vernon Louis Parrington, Main Currents in American Thought
  • 1929: Fred Albert Shanoon, The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865
  • 1930: Claude H. Van Tyne, The War of Independence
  • 1931: Bernadotte E. Schmitt, The Coming of the War, 1914
  • 1932: John J. Pershing, My Experiences in the World War
  • 1933: Frederick J. Turner, The Significance of Sections in American History
  • 1934: Herbert Agar, The People's Choice
  • 1935: Charles McLean Andrews, The Colonial Period of American History
  • 1936: Andrew C. McLaughlin, A Constitutional History of the United States
  • 1937: Van Wyck Brooks, The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865
  • 1938: Paul Herman Buck, The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900
  • 1939: Frank Luther Mott, A History of American Magazines
  • 1940: Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years
  • 1941: Marcus Lee Hansen, The Atlantic Migration, 1607-1860
  • 1942: Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865
  • 1943: Esther Forbes, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In
  • 1944: Merle Curti, The Growth of American Thought
  • 1945: Stephen Bonsal, Unfinished Business
  • 1946: Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., The Age of Jackson"
  • 1947: James Phinney Baxter III, Scientists Against Time
  • 1948: Bernard Devoto, Across the Wide Missouri
  • 1949: Roy Franklin Nichols, The Disruption of American Democracy
  • 1950: Oliver W. Larkin, Art and Life in America
  • 1951: R. Carlyle Buley, The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840
  • 1952: Oscar Handlin, The Uprooted
  • 1953: George Dangerfield, The Era of Good Feelings
  • 1954: Bruce Catton, A Stillness at Appomattox
  • 1955: Paul Horgan, Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History
  • 1956: Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform
  • 1957: George F. Kennan, Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920
  • 1958: Bray Hammond, Banks and Politics in America
  • 1959: Leonard D. White and Jean Schneider, The Republican Era: l869-1901
  • 1960: Margaret Leech, In the Days of McKinley
  • 1961: Herbert Feis, Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference
  • 1962: Lawrence H. Gipson, The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West, 1763-1766
  • 1963: Constance McLaughlin Green, Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878
  • 1964: Sumner Chilton Powell, Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town
  • 1965: Irwin Unger, The Greenback Era
  • 1966: Perry Miller, The Life of the Mind in America
  • 1967: William H. Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West
  • 1968: Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
  • 1969: Leonard W. Levy, Origins of the Fifth Amendment
  • 1970: Dean Acheson, Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department
  • 1971: James MacGregor Burns, Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom
  • 1972: Carl N. Degler, Neither Black Nor White
  • 1973: Michael Kammen, People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization
  • 1974: Daniel J. Boorstin[?], The Americans: The Democratic Experience
  • 1975: Dumas Malone, Jefferson and His Time
  • 1976: Paul Horgan, Lamy of Santa Fe
  • 1977: David M. Potter and Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Impending Crisis, 1841-1867
  • 1978: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business
  • 1979: Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case
  • 1980: Leon F. Litwack, Been in the Storm So Long
  • 1981: Lawrence A. Cremin, American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876
  • 1982: C. Vann Woodward (ed.), Mary Chesnut's Civil War
  • 1983: Rhys L. Isaac, The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790
  • 1984: no award given
  • 1985: Thomas K. McGraw, Prophets of Regulation
  • 1986: Walter A. McDougall, ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age
  • 1987: Bernard Bailyn, Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
  • 1988: Robert V. Bruce, The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876
  • 1989: James M. Mc.Pherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era and Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963
  • 1990: Stanley Karnow, In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines
  • 1991: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A Midwife's Tale
  • 1992: Mark E. Neely, Jr., The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
  • 1993: Gordon S. Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution
  • 1994: no award given
  • 1995: Doris Kearns Goodwin, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
  • 1996: Alan Taylor, William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
  • 1997: Jack N. Rakove, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
  • 1998: Edward J. Larson[?], Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion
  • 1999: Edwin G. Burrows[?] and Mike Wallace[?], Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
  • 2000: David M. Kennedy[?], Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
  • 2001: Joseph J. Ellis[?], Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
  • 2002: Louis Menand[?], The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

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