Reviews, excerpts, and conversations with the authors of history books that have won the prestigious award.
An interview with Ned Blackhawk, author of 2023 awardee "The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History."
In this excerpt from "The Rediscovery of America," Ned Blackhawk argues that a "reorientation of U.S. history is required."
A review of 2022 awardee "South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation."
In this excerpt from "South to America," Imani Perry describes what it's like to be an African American historical tourist in the American South.
An excerpt from 2021 awardee "All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake," by Tiya Miles.
A review of 2020 awardee "The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X," by Les and Tamara Payne.
This excerpt from "The Dead are Arising" recounts the botched investigation of Malcolm X's assassination, which resulted in two men spending two decades in prison for a crime they did not commit.