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Theodore Saloutos Book Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society invites submissions for the Theodore Saloutos Book Award. The $2000 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. To be eligible for 2018 award, a book must be copyrighted 2017, 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 the Committee Chair, Anna Pegler-Gordon, by December 31st, 2017. Copies of the book must be received by all three members of the committee by the above date.

Committee Members and Contact Information:

Anna Pegler-Gordon,

Michigan State University, James Madison College, Case Hall, 842 Chestnut Rd Room N361, East Lansing, MI 48825

Timothy Meagher,

Catholic University of America, Department of History, Marist Hall, 620 Michigan Ave., NE, 228, Washington, DC 20064

Cindy I-Fen Cheng,

University of Wisconsin, Department of History, 3211 Mosse Humanities Bldg, 455 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706

Previous Recipients (dates reflect the year of the award)

1984: Butler, Jon. The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

1985: Wyman., David S. The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945. New York: Pantheon Books.

1986: Gjerde, Jon. From Peasants to Farmers: The Migration from Balestrand, Norway to the Upper Midwest. Cambridge University Press.

1986: Miller, Kerby A. Emigrants and Exiles and the Irish Exodus to North America. Oxford University Press.

1987: Bailyn, Bernard. Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution. Alfred A. Knopf.

1988: Mormino, Gary R. and Pozzetta, George E. The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985. University of Illinois Press.

1989: Ostergren, Robert C. A Community Transplanted: The Trans-Atlantic Experience of a Swedish Immigrant Settlement in the Upper Midwest, 1835-1915. University of Wisconsin Press.

1990: Fischer, David Hackett. Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America. Oxford University Press.

1991: Helweg, Arthur M. and Helweg, Usha M. An Immigrant Success Story: East Indians in America. University of Pennsylvania Press.

1992: Fuchs, Lawrence H. The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity, and the Civic Culture. University Press of New England.

1993: Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century. Louisiana State University Press.

1994: Sanchez, George J. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945. Oxford University Press.

1995: Kraut, Alan M. Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the “Immigrant Menace.” Basic Books.

1996: Salyer, Lucy E. Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law. University of North Carolina Press.

1997: Morawska, Ewa. Insecure Prosperity: Small-Town Jews in Industrial America, 1890-1940. Princeton University Press.

1999: Gjerde, Jon. The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917. University of North Carolina Press.

1999: Gyory, Andrew. Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act. University of North Carolina Press.

2000: Games, Alison. Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World. Harvard University Press.

2001: Foner, Nancy. From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration. Yale University Press.

2002: Gerstle, Gary. American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century. Princeton University Press.

2003: Greenbaum. Susan. More Than Black: Afro-Cubans in Tampa. University Press of Florida.

2004: Lee, Erika. At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943. University of North Carolina Press.

2005: Ngai, Mae. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. Princeton University Press.

2006: Azuma, Eiichiro. Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America. Oxford University Press.

2007: Goldstein, Eric. The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and the American Identity. Princeton University Press.

2008: Barkan, Elliott. From All Points: America’s Immigrant West, 1870s-1952. Princeton University Press.

2009: Varzally, Allyson. Making a Non-White America: Californians Coloring Outside Ethnic Lines, 1925-1955. The University of California Press.

2010: Anna Pegler Gordon. In Sight of America: Photography and the Development of U.S. Immigration Policy. The University of California Press.

2011: Jennifer Guglielmo, Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945. University of North Carolina Press.

2011: Lorrin Thomas, Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City. University of Chicago Press.

2012: Andrea Geiger, Subverting Exclusion: Transpacific Encounters with Race, Caste, and Borders. 1885-1928. Yale University Press.

2013: Donna R. Gabaccia, Foreign Relations: Global Perspectives on American Immigration.  Princeton University Press.

2014: Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem: Exploring the Lost Histories of South Asian America.  Harvard University Press.

2015: Ana Elizabeth Rosas, Abrazando El Espiritu: Bracero Families Confront the US-Mexico Border. University of California Press.

  • Honorable Mention: David Fitzgerald and David Cook-Martin, Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas. Harvard University Press.
  • Honorable Mention: Ellen Wu, The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority. Princeton University Press.

2016: Madeline Y. Hsu, The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril became the Model Minority. Princeton University Press.

  • Honorable Mention: Julie Weise, Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the US South Since 1910. University of North Carolina Press.

2017: Mireya Loza, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. University of North Carolina Press.