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Theodore Saloutos Book Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society invites submissions for the Theodore Saloutos Book Award. The $2,000 award is presented annually at the IEHS banquet for the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration history of the United States.

“Immigration history” is defined as the movement of peoples from other countries to the United States, of the repatriation movements of immigrants, and of the consequences of these migrations, both for the United States and the countries of origin.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 2022 award, a book must be copyrighted in 2021, must be based on substantial primary research, and must present a major new scholarly interpretation.

A book may be nominated by its author, the publisher, a member of the prize committee, or a member of the Society. Inquiries and nominations should be submitted to saloutosaward@iehs.org by the deadline: December 31, 2020.

2021 Committee Members

Michael Innis-Jimenez (Chair), Uzma Quraishi, Debbie Kang

Copies of the book must be received by all three members of the committee by the end of the calendar year.

Previous Recipients

2021

Uzma Quraishi

2021 – Honorable mention

Adam Goodman

2020
Honorable Mention

Benjamin Francis-Fallon, Rise of the Latino Vote: A History (Harvard University Press, 2019)

2019 

Ana Raquel Minian

Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018).

Honorable Mention

Simeon Man, Soldiering Through Empire: Race and the Making of the Decolonizing Pacific (Oakland: University of California Press, 2018).

2018

S. Deborah Kang

Ana Raquel Minian, Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018).

Honorable Mention

Julian Lim, Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

2017
2016
Honorable Mention

Julie Weise, Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the US South Since 1910. University of North Carolina Press.

2015

Ana Elizabeth Rosas

Honorable Mention

David Fitzgerald and David Cook-Martin, Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the AmericasHarvard University Press.

Ellen Wu, The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority. Princeton University Press.

2014

Vivek Bald

Bengali Harlem: Exploring the Lost Histories of South Asian America

Harvard University Press.

2013

Donna R. Gabaccia

2012
2011

Jennifer Guglielmo, Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945. University of North Carolina Press.

2010
2009
2008

Elliott Barkan

From All Points: America’s Immigrant West, 1870s-1952.

Princeton University Press.

2007
2006
2005
2004
2003

Susan Greenbaum

More Than Black: Afro-Cubans in Tampa.

University Press of Florida.

2002
2001
2000

Alison Games

1999

Andrew Gyory

1998
1997
1996
1995

Alan M. Kraut

Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the “Immigrant Menace.”

Basic Books.

1994
1993
1992

Lawrence H. Fuchs

The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity, and the Civic Culture.

University Press of New England.

1991

Arthur M. and Usha M. Helweg, An Immigrant Success Story: East Indians in America. University of Pennsylvania Press.

1990

David Hackett Fischer

1989
1988

Gary R. Mormino and George E. Pozzetta

The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985.

University of Illinois Press.

1987
1986

Jon Gjerde

From Peasants to Farmers: The Migration from Balestrand, Norway to the Upper Midwest.

Cambridge University Press.

Kerby A. Miller, Emigrants and Exiles and the Irish Exodus to North America. Oxford University Press.

1985

David S. Wyman

The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945.

New York: Pantheon Books.

1984

Jon Butler