Alfred B. Thomas Award Recipients


Award Winner

2016-17 Benjamin Cowan, Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil (UNC Press)

Honorable Mention: Christina Bueno, The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico (UNM Press).

2015-16 Renata Keller, Mexico’s Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Honorable Mention: Victor Uribe-Uran, Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic.  Stanford University Press, 2015.

2014-15 Atencio, Rebecca, Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil. University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. 
2013-14 Tiffany A. Sippial, Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2013.
2012-13 Hector Lindo-Fuentes and Erik Ching. Modernizing Minds in El Salvador: Education Reform and the Cold War, 1960-1980. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012.

Honorable Mention: Michael L. Conniff. Panama and the United States: The End of the Alliance. Third Edition. Athens: The University of George Press, 2012.

2011-2012 Emily Wakild. Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico’s National Parks, 1910-1940. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011.

Honorable Mention: James A. Wood. The Society of Equality. Popular Republicanism and Democracy in Santiago de Chile 1818-1851. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2011.

2010-2011 Ida Altman, The War for Mexico’s West: Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550. University of New Mexico Press, 2010.

Honorable Mention: Jerry Dávila, Hotel Trópico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950-1980. Duke University Press, 2010.

2009-2010 Jan H. French. Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil’s Northeast (University of North Carolina, 2009).

Honorable Mention: Stephen D. Morris. Political Corruption in Mexico: The Impact of Democratization (Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner, 2009) .

2008-2009 John J. Dwyer. The Agrarian Dispute: The Expropriation of American-Owned Rural Land in Postrevolutionary Mexico (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2008).

Honorable Mention: Verónica Grossi. Sigilosos v(u)elos epistemológicos en Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2007).

2007-2008 Kathleen R. Martin, Discarded Pages: Araceli Cab Cumi, Maya Poet and Politician (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007).
2006-2007 Jurgen Buchenau, Plutarco El ias Calles and the Mexican Revolution (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).
2005-2006 Michael Handelsman, Leyendo la globalización desde la mitad del mundo: Identidad y resistencia en el Ecuador (Quito: Editorial El Conejo, 2005).

Honorable Mention: Stephen D. Morris, Gringolandia: Mexican Identiy and Perceptions of the United States (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

2004-2005 Alan McPherson, Yankee No: Anti-Americanism in US-Latin American Relations (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2006).

Honorable Mention: Jurgen Buchenau, Tools of Progress: A German Merchant Family in Mexico City, 1865- present (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2004)

2003-2004 Max Paul Friedman, Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign against the Germans of Latin America in World War II (New York: Cambridge UP, 2003).

Honorable Mention: David A. Carey, Jr. Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press 2002).

2002-2003 Merlin H. Forster, The Committed Word: Studies in Spanish-American Poetry (Oxford: University of Mississippi, Romance Monographs No. 59, 2002).
2001-2002 James Henderson, Modernization in Colombia: The Laureano Gomez Years, 1889-1965 (Gainesville: U Press of Florida, 2001).
1998-1999 Thomas Schoonover, Germany in Central America: Competitive Imperialism, 1821-1929 (Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 1998).
1997-1998 Kyle Longley, The Sparrow and the Hawk: Costa Rica and the United States during the rise of José Figueres (Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 1997).
1996-1997 Judith Ewell, Venezuela and the United States: From Monroe’s Hemphere to Petroleum’s Empire (Athens: U Georgia Press, 1996).
1995-1996 John A Britton, Revolution and Ideology: Images of the Mexican Revolution in the United States (Lexington: U Press of Kentucky, 1995).
1994-1995 Ralph Lee Woodward, Rafael Carrera and the Emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871 (Athens: U Georgia Press, 1993).
1992-1993 Helen Delpar, The Enormous Vogue of Things Mexican (Tuscaloosa: U Alabama Press, 1992).


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