Announcement of the 2017 Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia invites nominations for the second Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History. Titles published in 2016 will be eligible. The $25,000 prize focuses primarily on scholarship devoted to the war itself but is also open to works on the background and consequences of the conflict. Collections of essays or primary documents, works of fiction, and poetry should not be submitted.

Publishers should submit copies of nominated books directly to members of the judging committee by February 15, 2017. The winner will be announced by July 1, 2017, and the award presented at an event sponsored by the Center. Further questions may be directed to Dr. Gary W. Gallagher at ude.a1493500622inigr1493500622iv@n21493500622gwg1493500622.

Judging Committee

Gary W. Gallagher (ex-officio)
2085 Brownstone Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Stephen Cushman (chair)
3650 Lonesome Mountain Road
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Caroline E. Janney
910 Highland Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47905

Earl J. Hess
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752


Past Recipients of the Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History

2016: J. Matthew Gallman, Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)