WMQ-EMSI Workshop

Lester J. Cappon Award

(formerly the National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars Award, 1965–2005)
Year of Award Article Issue
2012 Chris Evans, “The Plantation Hoe: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Commodity, 1650–1850” January
  Diana Paton, “Witchcraft, Poison, Law, and Atlantic Slavery”
2011 Juliana Barr, “Geographies of Power: Mapping Indian Borders in the ‘Borderlands’ of the Early Southwest” January
2010 Co-Winners  
  Susan Scott Parrish, “Richard Ligon and the Atlantic Science of Commonwealth” April
  Caroline Winterer, “Model Empire, Lost City: Ancient Carthage and the Science of Politics in Revolutionary America” January
2009 Gregory E. O’Malley, “Beyond the Middle Passage: Slave Migration from the Caribbean to North America, 1619–1807” January
2008 Kathleen DuVal, “Indian Intermarriage and Métissage in Colonial Louisiana” April
2007 Stephanie E. Smallwood, “African Guardians, European Slave Ships, and the Changing Dynamics of Power in the Early Modern Atlantic” October
2006 Michael McDonnell, “Class War? Class Struggles during the American Revolution in Virginia” April
2005 David J. Silverman, “Indians, Missionaries, and Religious Translation: Creating Wampanoag Christianity in Seventeenth-Century Martha's Vineyard” April
2004 Daniel Vickers, “Those Dammed Shad: Would the River Fisheries of New England Have Survived in the Absence of Industrialization?”
2003 Clare A. Lyons, “Mapping an Atlantic Sexual Culture: Homoeroticism in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia” January
2002 Stephen Conways, “From Fellow-Nationals to Foreigners: British Perceptions of the Americans, circa 1739-1783” January
2001 Michael Johnson, “Denmark Vesey and His Co-Conspirators” October
2000 Susan Juster, “Mystical Pregnancy and Holy Bleeding: Visionary Experience in Early Modern Britain and America” April
1999 Christopher L. Brown, “Empire without Slaves: British Concepts of Emancipation in the Age of the American Revolution” April
1998 Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “Wheels, Looms, and the Gender Division of Labor in Eighteenth-Century New England” January
1997 Holly Brewer, “Entailing Artistocracy in Colonial Virginia: ‘Ancient Feudal Restraints’ and Revolutionary Reform” April
1996 Ira Berlin, “From Creole to African: Atlantic Creoles and the Origins of African-American Society in Mainland North America” April
1995 Martin Quitt, “Trade and Acculturation at Jamestown, 1607-1609: The Limits of Understanding” April
1994 Daniel Scott Smith, “Continuity and Discontinuity in Puritan Naming: Massachusetts, 1771” January
1993 T. H. Breen, “Narrative of Commercial Life: Consumption, Ideology, and Community on the Eve of the American Revolution” July
1992 Patricia Seed, “Taking Possession and Reading Texts: Establishing the Authority of Overseas Empire” April
1991 *Cornelia Hughes Dayton, “Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village” January
1990 *Daniel F. Vickers, “Competency and Competition: Economic Culture in Early America” January
1989 John Brooke, “To the Quiet of the People: Revolutionary Settlements and Civil Unrest in Western Massachusetts,1774-1789” July
1988 Isaac Kramnick, “The 'Great National Discussion': The Discourse of Politics in 1787” January
1987 *Daniel W. Howe, “The Political Psychology of The Federalist July
1986 Peter S. Onuf, “Liberty, Development, and Union: Visions of the West in the 1780s” April
1985 Melvin B. Endy, Jr., “Just War, Holy War, and Millennialism in Revolutionary America” January
1984 Bettye Hobbs Pruitt, “Self-Sufficiency and the Agricultural Economy of Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts” July
1983 W. J. Eccles, “The Fur Trade and Eighteenth-Century Imperialism” July
  Daniel K. Richter, “War and Culture: The Iroquois Experience”
1982 *Gordon S. Wood, “Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style: Causality and Deceit in the Eighteenth Century” July
1981 *Alfred F. Young, “George Robert Twelves Hewes (1742-1840): A Boston Shoemaker and the Memory of the American Revolution” October
1980 Jeffrey J. Crow, “Slave Rebelliousness and Social Conflict in North Carolina, 1775 to 1802” January
1979 Ralph Lerner, “Commerce and Character: The Anglo-American as New-Model Man” January
  Peter N. Moogk, “‘Thieving Buggers’ and ‘Stupid Sluts’: Insults and Popular Culture in New France”
1978 Drew R. McCoy, “Benjamin Franklin's Vision of a Republican Political Economy for America” October
1977 Catherine M. Scholten,“‘On the Importance of the Obstetrick Art’: Changing Customs of Childbirth in America, 1760 to 1825” July
1976 Gary B. Nash, “Poverty and Poor Relief in Pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia” January
1975 T. H. Breen, “Persistent Localism: English Social Change and the Shaping of New England Institutions” January
1974 *Rhys Isaac, “Evangelical Revolt: The Nature of the Baptists' Challenge to the Traditional Order in Virginia, 1765 to 1775” July
1973 T. H. Breen and Stephen Foster, “Moving to the New World: The Character of Early Massachusetts Immigration” April
1972 Norman S. Fiering, “Will and Intellect in the New England Mind” October
1971 Allan Kulikoff, “The Progress of Inequality in Revolutionary Boston” July
1970 *Pauline Maier, “Popular Uprisings and Civil Authority in Eighteenth-Century America” January
1969 Robert M. Weir, “`The Harmony We Were Famous For':  An Interpretation of Pre-Revolutionary South Carolina Politics” October
1968 Michael Zuckerman, “The Social Context of Democracy in Massachusetts” October
1967 *Edmund S. Morgan, “The Puritan Ethic and the American Revolution” January
1966 Philip J. Greven, Jr., “Family Structure in Seventeenth-Century Andover, Massachusetts” April
1965 H. Roy Merrens, “Historical Geography and Early American History” October