Gary Gerstle receives 2016 Ellis W. Hawley prize from the Organization of American Historians.

During its annual meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) presented Sidney Fellow in History Professor Gary Gerstle with their prestigious Ellis W. Hawley Prize for 2016. 

The Ellis W. Hawley Prize is given annually for the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present.  Professor Gerstle was nominated for his recent book Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present (Princeton University Press) and received the award from the OAH’s 2015–16 President Jon Butler and 2016–17 President Nancy F. Cott.

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