SHEAR Book Prize for 2022
The 2022 SHEAR Book Prize went to Laura F. Edwards for Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Oxford University Press, 2022). Laura F. Edwards is a professor of History at Princeton University.
James H. Broussard First Book Prize for 2022
The 2022 James Broussard Best First Book Prize went to Kathryn Olivarius for Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2022). Kathryn Olivarius is an assistant professor of History at Stanford University.
James Bradford Biography Prize for 2022
The 2022 James Bradford Biography Prize went to John Wood Sweet for The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America (Henry Holt and Company, 2022). John Wood Sweet is a professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mary Kelley Prize for 2022
The 2022 Mary Kelley Prize went to Rachel E. Walker for Beauty and the Brain: The Science of Human Nature in Early America (University of Chicago Press, 2022). Rachel E. Walker is an assistant professor of History at the University of Hartford.
Lauren N. Haumesser received an Honorable Mention for The Democratic Collapse: How Gender Politics Broke a Party and a Nation, 1856-1861 (University of North Carolina Press, 2022). Lauren N. Haumesser holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia.