October 3, 2017
OAH - Avery O. Craven Award
Organization: Organization of American Historians
The Avery O. Craven Award is awarded annually by the Organization of American Historians for the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history. The exception recognizes and reflects the Quaker convictions of Craven, President of the Organization of American Historians 1963-1964. Each entry must be published during the previous calendar year. If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct time frame making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation with each copy of the book sent to committee members.