Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

Prize-winning articles

2016


Cromwell Article Prize, awarded by the American Society for Legal History and William Nelson Crowell Foundation

Daragh Grant, “The Treaty of Hartford (1638): Reconsidering Jurisdiction in Southern New England” (July 2015)

2015


Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI)

Jonathan P. Eacott, “Making an Imperial Compromise: The Calico Acts, the Atlantic Colonies, and the Structure of the British Empire” (October 2012)

Sophie Coe Prize, awarded at the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery

Anya Zilberstein, “Inured to Empire: Wild Rice and Climate Change” (January 2015)

Vanderwood Prize, honorable mention

Molly Warsh, “A Political Ecology in the Early Spanish Caribbean” (October 2014)

2014


Best in the South, awarded by Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH)

Cary Carson, “Banqueting Houses and the ‘Need of Society’ among Slave-Owning Planters in the Chesapeake Colonies” (October 2013)

2013


Jack Temple Kirby Award

Chris Evans, “The Plantation Hoe: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Commodity, 1650–1850” (January 2012)

2012


American Society for Environmental History for best article prize in environmental history

Katherine A. Grandjean, “New World Tempests: Environment, Scarcity, and the Coming of the Pequot War ” (January 2011)

Bolton-Cutter Award, awarded by the Western History Association

Juliana Barr, “Geographies of Power: Mapping Indian Borders in the ‘Borderlands’ of the Early Southwest” (January 2011)

Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History, awarded by the New York Academy of History

David J. Silverman, “The Curse of God: An Idea and Its Origins among the Indians of New York’s Revolutionary Frontier” (July 2009)

2011


Percy G. Adams Prize, awarded by the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

François Furstenberg, “Atlantic Slavery, Atlantic Freedom: George Washington, Slavery, and Transatlantic Abolitionist Networks ” (April 2011)

2010


Bolton-Cutter Award, awarded by the Western History Association; James L. Clifford Prize, awarded by the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies; Percy G. Adams Prize, awarded by the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Pekka Hämäläinen, “The Politics of Grass: European Expansion, Ecological Change, and Indigenous Power in the Southwest Borderlands” (April 2010)

Robert F. Heizer Article Award, awarded by the American Society for Ethnohistory

Kathleen Wilson, “The Performance of Freedom: Maroons and the Colonial Order in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica and the Atlantic Sound” (January 2009)

2009


Bolton-Cutter Award, awarded by the Western History Association

Claudio Saunt, “Go West: Mapping Early American Historiography” (October 2008)

A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize from the Southern Association for Women Historians; Joan Jensen-Darlis Miller Award in western gender history from the Western History Association and the Coalition for Western Women’s History; Percy G. Adams Prize, awarded by the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; Honorable Mention: Robert F. Heizer Article Award, awarded by the American Society of Ethnohistory

Kathleen DuVal, “Indian Intermarriage and Métissage in Colonial Louisiana” (April 2008)

2008


Best American History Essays for 2008, selected by the Organization of American Historians

Michael A. McDonnell, “Class War? Class Struggles during the American Revolution in Virginia” (April 2006)


2007


Co-winners, James L. Clifford Prize, awarded by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Catherine Molineux, “Pleasures of the Smoke: ‘Black Virginians’ in Georgian London’s Tobacco Shops” (April 2007)

William A. Pettigrew, “Free to Enslave: Politics and the Escalation of Britain's Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1688–1714” (January 2007)

James Madison Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of the Federal Government

Max M. Edling, “‘So immense a power in the affairs of war’: Alexander Hamilton and the Restoration of Public Credit” (April 2007)

Robert F. Heizer Article Award, awarded by the American Society for Ethnohistory

Heidi Bohaker, “Nindoodemag: The Significance of Algonquian Kinship Networks in the Eastern Great Lakes Region, 1600–1701” (January 2006)


2005


Honorable Mention: Percy G. Adams Prize, awarded by the Southeastern Eighteenth-Century Studies Association

Sherry Johnson, “El Niño, Environmental Crisis, and the Emergence of Alternative Markets in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1760s–70s” (July 2005)


2004


Harryman Dorsey Award, awarded by the Society of Colonial Wars

Emerson W. Baker and John G. Reid, “Amerindian Power in the Early Modern Northeast: A Reappraisal” (January 2004)


2003


Co-winner of the Sutherland Prize in English Legal History, awarded by the American Society for Legal History

Eliga H. Gould, “Zones of Law, Zones of Violence: The Legal Geography of the British Atlantic, circa 1772” (July 2003)


2002


ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award

Michael P. Johnson, “Denmark Vesey and His Co-Conspirators” (October 2001)

Library Company of Philadelphia Program in Early American Economy and Society Prize for Outstanding Journal Article

Simon Middleton, “‘How it came that the bakers bake no bread’: A Struggle for Trade Privileges in Seventeenth-Century New Amsterdam” (April 2001)

Percy G. Adams Prize, awarded by the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

David Armitage, “The Declaration of Independence and International Law” (January 2002)

Wayne D. Rasmussen Award, awarded by the Agricultural History Society

Virginia DeJohn Anderson, “Animals into the Wilderness: The Development of Livestock Husbandry in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake” (April 2002)

Woodrow Wilson Award, awarded by the Presbyterian Historical Society

Mark A. Peterson, “Puritanism and Refinement in Early New England: Reflections on Communion Silver” (April 2001)

2001


ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award

Christopher L. Brown, “Empire without Slaves: British Concepts of Emancipation in the Age of the American Revolution” (April 1999)

Harold L. Peterson Award, awarded by Eastern National

Peter Way, “Rebellion of the Regulars: Working Soldiers and the Mutiny of 1763–1764” (October 2000)

1998


Bolton-Kinnaird Award, awarded by the Western History Association

Steven W. Hackel, “The Staff of Leadership: Indian Authority in the Missions of Alta California” (April 1997)

1997


Arrell M. Gibson Award, awarded by the Western History Association

Gregory Evans Dowd, “The Panic of 1751: The Significance of Rumors on the South Carolina-Cherokee Frontier” (July 1996)

1985


Robert F. Heizer Article Award, awarded by the American Society for Ethnohistory

James H. Merrell, “The Indians’ New World: The Catawba Experience” (October 1984)