Presented by

The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association

 

2015

Eberhard L. Faber, Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America

Princeton University Press

 

2014

Michael A. Ross, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

Oxford University Press

 

2013

Scott P. Marler, The Merchants' Capital: New Orleans and the Political Economy of the Nineteenth-Century South

Cambridge University Press

 

2012

Lawrence N. Powell, The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

Harvard University Press

 

2011

Lake Douglas, Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscape in New Orleans

Louisiana State University Press

 

2010

Richard Campanella, Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828–1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press

 

2009

Jennifer Spear, Race, Sex and Social Order in Early New Orleans

Johns Hopkins University Press

 

2008

Sophie Burton and F. Todd Smith, Colonial Natchitoches: A Creole Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier

Texas A&M University Press

 

2007

Emily Clark, Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727–1834

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, by the University of North Carolina Press

 

2006

J. Mark Souther, New Orleans on Parade: Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press

 

2005

Rebecca J. Scott, Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery

Harvard University Press

 

2004

Peter J. Kastor, The Nation’s Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Yale University Press

 

2003

John M. Sacher, A Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and Democracy in Louisiana, 1824–1861

Louisiana State University Press

 

2002

Carl J. Ekberg, François Vallé and His World: Upper Louisiana Before Lewis and Clark

University of Missouri Press

 

2001

John C. Rodrigue, Reconstruction in the Cane Fields: From Slavery to Free Labor in Louisiana's Sugar Parishes, 1862–1880

Louisiana State University Press

 

2000

Lawrence N. Powell, Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana

University of North Carolina Press

 

1999

Gilbert C. Din, Spaniards, Planters, and Slaves: The Spanish Regulation of Slavery in Louisiana, 1763–1803

Texas A&M University Press

 

1998

Carl J. Ekberg, French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times

Illinois University Press

 

1997

Kimberly Hanger, Bounded Lives, Bounded Places: Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769–1803

Duke University Press

 

1996

Pamela Tyler, Silk Stockings and Ballot Boxes: Women and Politics in New Orleans, 1920–1963

University of Georgia Press

 

 

1995

Adam Fairclough, Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915–1972

University of Georgia Press

 

1994

Judith Kelleher Schafer, Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana

Louisiana State University Press

 

1993

Kim Lacy Rogers, Righteous Lives: Narratives of the New Orleans Civil Rights Movement

New York University Press

 

1992

Ann Patton Malone, Sweet Chariot: Slave Family and Household Structure in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana

University of North Carolina Press

Glenn R. Conrad, "Administration of the Illinois Country: The French Debate"

 

1991

William Ivy Hair, The Kingfish and His Realm: The Life and Times of Huey P. Long

Louisiana State University Press

Daniel H. Usner Jr., “‘Fragments of This Erratic Race’: American Indians in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans”

 

1990

Michael L. Kurtz, and Morgan D. Peoples. Earl K. Long: The Saga of Uncle Earl and Louisiana Politics

Louisiana State University Press

Donald S. Frazier, "Texans on the Teche: The Texas Brigade at the Battles of Bisland and Irish Bend, April 12–14, 1863"

 

1989

Lawrence E. Estaville Jr., Confederate Neckties: Louisiana Railroads in the Civil War

McGinty Publications

Kimberly S. Hanger, "A Privilege and Honor to Serve: The Free Black Militia of Spanish New Orleans"

 

1988

Gilbert C. Din, The Canary Islanders of Louisiana

Louisiana State University Press

Vaughan B. Baker, "Cherchez les femmes: Some Glimpses of Women in Early Eighteenth-Century Louisiana"

 

1987

Terry L. Jones, Lee's Tigers: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia
Louisiana State University

John A. Heitmann, "Getting Places in a Hurry: The Development of Aviation in Long-Era South Louisiana"

 

1986

Annabelle M. Melville, Louis William DuBourg: Bishop of Louisiana and the Floridas, Bishop of Montauban, and Archbishop of Besancon, 1766–1833

Loyola University Press

Eric Arnesen, "To Rule or Ruin: New Orleans Dock Workers' Struggle for Control, 1902–1903"

 

1985

Edward F. Haas, "Men of Stability and Influence: The Regular Democrats of New Orleans"

 

1984

Thomas W. Cutrer, Parnassus on the Mississippi: The Southern Review and the Baton Rouge Literary Community, 1935–1942

Louisiana State University Press

Raimund Berchtold, "The Decline of German Ethnicity in New Orleans, 1880–1930"

 

1983
Robert Bush, Grace King: A Southern Destiny

Louisiana State University Press

Terry L. Jones, "Wharf-Rats, Cutthroats and Thieves: The Louisiana Tigers, 1861–1862"

 

1982

Joseph G. Dawson III, Army Generals and Reconstruction: Louisiana, 1862–1877

Louisiana State University Press

Michael L. Kurtz, "Organized Crime in Louisiana History: Myth and Reality"

 

1981

Edward F. Haas, "John Fitzpatrick and Political Continuity in New Orleans, 1886–1899"

Brady M. Banta, "Petroleum, Pipelines, and Politics: The Pine Island Situation"

 

1980

Thomas Becnel, Labor, Church, and the Sugar Establishment in Louisiana, 1887–1976

Louisiana State University Press

 

1979
No prizes awarded

 

1978

Peyton McCrary, Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction: The Louisiana Experiment

Princeton University Press

Carl A. Brasseaux, "Cajuns, Conscripts, and the Civil War"

 

1977

Jay Higginbotham, Old Mobile: Fort Louis de la Louisiane, 1702–1711

Museum of the City of Mobile

Reinhart Kondert, "Germans in Colonial Louisiana, The First Decade (1721–1732)"

 

1976

Moore, John Preston. Revolt in Louisiana: The Spanish Occupation, 1766–1770

Louisiana State University Press

Steven D. Zink, "The 1928 Presidential Election in Louisiana: Some Preliminary Considerations"

 

1975

Joe Gray Taylor, Louisiana Reconstructed, 1862–1877

Louisiana State University Press

 

1974

Roger A. Fischer, The Segregation Struggle in Louisiana 1862–1877

University of Illinois Press

Robert E. Snyder, "Huey Long and the Cotton Plan of 1931"