(awarded annually)


Patricia Acerbi, “’A Long Poem of Walking’: Flaneurs, Vendors, and Chronicles of Post-abolition Rio de Janerio,” Journal of Urban History 40 (January 2014): 97-115.  (published on-line 2013)

 David T. Beito, "The Formation of Urban Infrastructures Through Nongovernmental Planning," Journal of Urban History, 16 (May, 1990), 263-303.

Amy Chazkel, “Beyond Law and Order: The Origins of the Jogo do Bicho in Republican Rio de Janeiro,” Journal of Latin American Studies 39 (2007), 535-565.

Lizabeth Cohen, "From Town Center to Shopping Center: The Reconfiguration of Community Marketplaces in Postwar America." American Historical Review, vol. 101 (October, 1996), 1050-81.

Edward J. Escobar, "Bloody Christmas and the Irony of Police Professionalism:  The Los Angeles Police Department, Mexican Americans, and Police Reform in the 1950s," Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 72, No. 2, (2003), 171-199.

Philip J. Ethington, "Recasting Urban Political History: Gender, the Public, the Household, and Political Participation in Boston and San Francisco During the Progressive Era," Social Science History, 18 (Summer, 1992), 301-33.

Raphael Fischler: "Health, Safety, and the General Welfare: Markets, Politics, and Social Science in Early Land-Use Regulation and Community Design," Journal of Urban History 24:6 (September, 1998), 675-719.

William J. Glover, "Objects, Models, and Exemplary Works: Educating Sentiment in Colonial India," The Journal of Asian Studies 64.3 (August 2005): 539-66

Richard Harris, "Self-Building in the Urban Housing Market," Economic Geography, 67 (January, 1991), 1-21.

Arnold Hirsch, “E. Pluribus Duo? Thoughts on ‘Whiteness’ and Chicago’s ‘New’ Immigration as a Transient Third Tier,” Journal of American Ethnic History

Josef Konvitz, "The Crisis of Atlantic Port Cities, 1880-1920," Comparative Studies in Society & History, 36, No. 2 (April, 1994), 293-318.

Martin Meeker, "The Queerly Disadvantaged and the Making of San Francisco's War on Poverty, 1964-1967," Pacific Historical Review 81 (Feb 2012), 21-59.

Andrew Needham and Allen Dietrich-Ward, "Beyond the Metropolis: Metropolitan Growth and Regional Transformation in Postwar America," Journal of Urban History 35:7 (2009): 943-969.

Harold L. Platt, "Invisible Gases: Smoke, Gender, and the Redefinition of Environmental Policy in Chicago, 1900-1920," Planning Perspectives 10 (1995), 67-97. [co-recipient]

Wendell Pritchett, "Which Urban Crisis? Regionalism, Race, and Urban Policy, 1960-1974," Journal of Urban History (Jan. 2008), pp. 266-286

Robert Self, "‘To Plan Our Liberation:’ Black Power and the Politics of Place in Oakland, California, 1965-1977. Journal of Urban History 26, No.6 (September, 2000), 759-792.

Amanda I. Seligman, “'But Burn—No’: The Rest of the Crowd in Three Civil Disorders in 1960s Chicago,” Journal of Urban History (March 2011), pp. 230-255.

Mary Corbin Sies, "Paradise Retained: an Analysis of Persistence in Planned, Exclusive Suburbs, 1880-1980," Planning Perspectives 12 (1997), 165-191.

Mary Corbin Sies, "North American Suburbs, 1880-1950: Cultural and Social Reconsiderations," The Journal of Urban History 27, No. 3 (March, 2001), 313-346.

Bryant Simon, “New York Avenue: The Life and Death of Gay Spaces in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1920-1990," Journal of Urban History (March, 2002)

Marci Sortor, "Saint-Omer and Its Textile Trade in the Late Middle Ages: A Contribution to the Proto-Industrialization Debate," American Historical Review, 98 (December, 1993), 1475-1499.

Thomas J. Sugrue, "Crabgrass-Roots Politics: Race, Rights, and the Reaction against Liberalism in the Urban North, 1940-1964," Journal of American History 82 (1995), 551-578. [co-recipient]

Heather Ann Thompson, “Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Rethinking Crisis, Decline, and Transformation in Postwar American History” The Journal of American History 97, (Dec. 2010):

Coll Thrush, “City of the Changer: Indigenous People and the Transformation of Seattle’s Watersheds,” Pacific Historical Review v. 75, n. 1 (2006), 89-117.

Andrew Wiese, "The Other Suburbanites: African American Suburbanization in the North before 1950," Journal of American History, 85, No. 4 (March, 1999), 1495-1524.      



(Awarded Annually)

Carl Abbott, The Metropolitan Frontier, Cities in the Modern American West (University of Arizona Press, 1993)

Peter C. Baldwin, Domesticating the Street: The Reform of Public Space in Hartford, 1850-1930 (Ohio State University Press)

Stuart M. Blumin, The Emergence of the Middle Class, Social Experience in the American City, 1760-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Amy Bridges, Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest (Princeton University Press, 1997)

Robert M. Fogelson, Downtown, Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950 (Yale University Press, 2001)

David M. P. Freund, Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America (University of Chicago Press, 2007)

Howard Gillette, Camden After the Fall: Decline and Renewal in a Post-Industrial City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)

Timothy Gilfoyle, A Pickpocket’s Tale: the Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York (W.W. Norton, 2006).

David Hamer, New Towns in the New World, Images of Nineteenth Century Urban Frontiers (Columbia University Press, 1990)

Jerome I. Hodos, Second Cities: Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia (Temple University Press, 2011).

Lisa Keller, Triumph of Order: Democracy & Public Space in New York and London (Columbia University Press, 2009) [co-recipeint]

Roger Lane, William Dorsey’s Philadelphia and Ours, On the Past and Future of the Black City in America (Oxford University Press, 1991)

Lisa Levenstein, Movement without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) [co-recipient]

Martin Melosi, The Sanitary City: Urban Infrastructure in American from Colonial Times to the Present (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)

Monica Perales, Smeltertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community (University of North Carolina Press, 2010)

Gail Radford, The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth Century America  (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).

 Keith Revell, Building Gotham: Civic Culture and Public Policy in New York City, 1898-1938 (Johns Hopkins University Press,  2002)

Roy Rozenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar, The Park and the People, A History of Central Park (Cornell University Press, 1992)

Elihu Rubin, The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012)

Eric C. Schneider, Smack: Heroin and the American City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008)

Richard Schneirov, Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago (University of Illinois Press, 1998)

Robert O. Self, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Princeton, 2003)

Carl Smith, Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief in the Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Thomas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton University Press, 1996)

Andrew Wiese, Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2004)

Carol Willis, Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995)



(Awarded Biennially)

Peter J. Carroll, Between Heaven and Modernity: Reconstructing Suzhou, 1895-1937 (Stanford, 2006). [co-recipient]

Brodwyn Fischer, A Poverty of Rights: Citizenship and Inequality in Twentieth-Century Rio de Janeiro (Stanford University Press, 2008)

Peter Jelavich, Berlin Cabaret (Harvard University Press, 1993)

Grace Karskens, The Colony: A History of Early Sydney (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2010). 

 Brian Ladd, The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

 Hanchao Lu, Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Life in the Early Twentieth Century (University of California Press, 1999)

Ted W. Margadant, Urban Rivalries in the French Revolution (Princeton University Press, 1992)

Michael Marme, Suzhou: Where the Goods of All the Provinces Converge (Stanford, 2005). [co-recipient]

Yair Mintzker, The Defortification of the German City, 1689-1866 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

William Rowe,  Hankow, Conflict and Community in a Chinese City, 1796-1895 (Stanford University Press, 1989)

Frederic E. Wakeman Jr., Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937 (University of California Press, 1995)

Di Wang, Street Culture in Chengdu: Public Space, Urban Commoners and Local Politics, 1870-1930 (Stanford University Press, 2004)

Lise A. Waxer, In the City of Musical Memory: Salsa, Record Grooves, and Popular Culture in Cali, Colombia (Wesleyan University Press, 2002)



(awarded annually)

Andrew J. Brown-May, "‘The Itinerary of Our Days:’ The Historical Experience of the Street in Melbourne, 1837-1923" (University of Melbourne, 1994)

Julio Capo, Jr., “‘It’s Not Queer to Be Gay’:  Miami and the Emergence of the Gay Rights Movement, 1945 – 1995” (Florida International University, 2011)

Etan S. Diamond, "A Sacred Suburban Subculture: The North American Orthodox Jewish Community, 1950-1985" (Carnegie Mellon University, 1996)

Louise Dyble, “Paying the Toll - A Political History of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District, 1923-1971,” (University of California, Berkeley, 2003)

Marta Ruth Gutman, "On the Ground in Oakland: Women and Institution Building in an Industrial City" (University of California - Berkeley, 2000)

Thomas W. Hanchett, "Sorting Out the New South City: Charlotte and Its Neighborhoods" (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993)

Andrew Heath, "The Manifest Destiny of Philadelphia: Imperialism, Republicanism, and the Remaking of a City and its People" (University of Pennsylvania, 2008)

Andrew Highsmith, "Demolition Means Progress: Race, Class, and the Deconstruction of the American Dream in Flint, Michigan" (University of Michigan, 2009)

Amy L. Howard, “More Than Shelter: Community, Identity and Spatial Politics in San Francisco, 1938-2000,” (College of William and Mary, 2005)

Christopher Klemek, “Urbanism as Reform: Modernist Planning and the Crisis of Liberalism in Europe and North America, 1945-1975” (University of Pennsylvania, 2004)

Matthew William Klingle, "Urban by Nature: An Environmental History of Seattle, 1880-1970" (University of Washington, 2001)

Michael Lerner, "Dry Manhattan: Class, Culture, and Politics in Prohibition-Era New York City, 1919-1933" (New York University, 1999)

Emily Gunzburger Makas, “Representing Competing Identities: Building and Rebuilding in Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina,” (Cornell University, 2006).

Michael McCoyer, “Darkness of a Different Color: Mexicans and racial formation in Greater Chicago, 1916-1960,” (Northwestern University, 2007).

Catherine McNeur, "The 'Swinish Multitude' and Fashionable Promenades: Battles over Public Space in New York City, 1915-1965" (Yale University, 2012)

Margaret O'Mara, “Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Politics, Universities, and the Roots of the Information-Age Metropolis, 1945-1970” (University of Pennsylvania,  2002)

Max Page, "The Creative Destruction of New York City: Landscape, Memory and the Politics of Place, 1900-1930" (University of Pennsylvania, 1995)

Eric Todd Sandweiss, "Construction and Community in South St. Louis, 1850-1910" (University of California, Berkeley, 1991)

Karen L. Sawislak, "Smoldering City: Class, Ethnicity, and Politics in Chicago at the Time of the Great Fire" (Yale University, 1990)

David H. Schley, "Making the Capitalist City: The B & O Railroad and Urban Space in Baltimore, 1827-1877," completed at Johns Hopkins University, 2013.

David O. Stowell, "The Struggle for City Streets: People, Railroads and the Great Strikes of 1877" (S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1992)

Mark Tebeau, "'Eating Smoke': Masculinity, Technology, and the Politics of Urbanization, 1850-1950" (Carnegie Mellon University, 1997)

Shane L. White, "Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810" (University of Sydney, 1989)

Mary Letherd Wingert, "City Limits: Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in Urban America, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1834-1934" (Duke University, 1998)

Alexia Yates, “Selling Paris: The Real Estate Market and Commercial Culture In The Fin-De-Siecle Capital,” (University of Chicago, 2010).