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The Pulitzer Prize for History has been awarded since 1917 for a distinguished book upon the history of the United States. Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ...

  • 1917: With Americans of Past and Present Days by Jean Jules Jusserand
  • 1918: A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes
  • 1919: no award given
  • 1920: The War with Mexico by Justin H. Smith
  • 1921: The Victory at Sea by William Sowden Sims and Burton J. Hendrick
  • 1922: The Founding of New England by James Truslow Adams
  • 1923: The Supreme Court in United States History by Charles Warren
  • 1924: The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation by Charles Howard McIlwain
  • 1925: History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Paxson
  • 1926: A History of the United States by Edward Channing
  • 1927: Pinckney's Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis
  • 1928: Main Currents in American Thought by Vernon Louis Parrington
  • 1929: The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 by Fred Albert Shannon
  • 1930: The War of Independence by Claude H. Van Tyne
  • 1931: The Coming of the War, 1914 by Bernadotte E. Schmitt
  • 1932: My Experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing
  • 1933: The Significance of Sections in American History by Frederick J. Turner
  • 1934: The People's Choice by Herbert Agar
  • 1935: The Colonial Period of American History by Charles McLean Andrews
  • 1936: A Constitutional History of the United States by Andrew C. McLaughlin
  • 1937: The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks
  • 1938: The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900 by Paul Herman Buck
  • 1939: A History of American Magazines by Frank Luther Mott
  • 1940: Abraham Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg
  • 1941: The Atlantic Migration, 1607-1860 by Marcus Lee Hansen
  • 1942: Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech
  • 1943: Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes
  • 1944: The Growth of American Thought by Merle Curti
  • 1945: Unfinished Business by Stephen Bonsal
  • 1946: The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
  • 1947: Scientists Against Time by James Phinney Baxter III
  • 1948: Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto
  • 1949: The Disruption of American Democracy by Roy Franklin Nichols
  • 1950: Art and Life in America by Oliver W. Larkin
  • 1951: The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840 by R. Carlyle Buley
  • 1952: The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin
  • 1953: The Era of Good Feelings by George Dangerfield
  • 1954: A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton
  • 1955: Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History by Paul Horgan
  • 1956: The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
  • 1957: Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920 by George F. Kennan
  • 1958: Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond
  • 1959: The Republican Era: 1869-1901 by Leonard D. White and Jean Schneider
  • 1960: In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech
  • 1961: Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis
  • 1962: The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West, 1763-1766 by Lawrence H. Gipson
  • 1963: Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 by Constance McLaughlin Green
  • 1964: Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town by Sumner Chilton Powell
  • 1965: The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger
  • 1966: The Life of the Mind in America by Perry Miller
  • 1967: Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann
  • 1968: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn
  • 1969: Origins of the Fifth Amendment by Leonard W. Levy
  • 1970: Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department by Dean Acheson
  • 1971: Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns
  • 1972: Neither Black Nor White by Carl N. Degler
  • 1973: People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization by Michael Kammen
  • 1974: The Americans: The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin
  • 1975: Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone
  • 1976: Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan
  • 1977: The Impending Crisis, 1841-1867 by David M. Potter (Completed and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher)
  • 1978: The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
  • 1979: The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics by Don E. Fehrenbacher
  • 1980: Been in the Storm So Long by Leon F. Litwack
  • 1981: American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876 by Lawrence A. Cremin
  • 1982: Mary Chesnut's Civil War by C. Vann Woodward
  • 1983: The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 by Rhys L. Isaac
  • 1984: no award given
  • 1985: Prophets of Regulation by Thomas K. McGraw
  • 1986: ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age by Walter A. McDougall
  • 1987: Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution by Bernard Bailyn
  • 1988: The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876 by Robert V. Bruce
  • 1989: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson
  • 1989: Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch
  • 1990: In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow
  • 1991: A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • 1992: The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • 1993: The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood
  • 1994: no award given
  • 1995: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • 1996: William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic by Alan Taylor
  • 1997: Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by Jack N. Rakove
  • 1998: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson
  • 1999: Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
  • 2000: Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 by David M. Kennedy
  • 2001: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
  • 2002: The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand
  • 2003: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson
  • 2004: A Nation Under Our Feet (ISBN 0674011694) by Steven Hahn
  • 2005: Washington's Crossing (ISBN 0195170342) by David Hackett Fischer

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Pulitzer Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (771 words)
The very first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on June 4, 1917, and in recent times, they are announced each year, in the month of April.
The prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher in the late 19th century.
In addition to the prizes, Pulitzer travelling fellowships are awarded to four outstanding students of the Graduate School of Journalism as selected by the faculty.
Ellis Wins Pulitzer Prize for History (1005 words)
The Pulitzer Prize is one of this country's most prestigious awards and sought-after accolades in journalism, letters, and music.
In letters, prizes were to go to an American novel, an original American play performed in New York, a book on the history of the United States, an American biography, and a history of public service by the press.
History professor William McFeely, a Mount Holyoke professor from 1970 to 1986, won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Grant: A Biography (W. Norton, 1981).
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