John Winthrop Award

    The John Winthrop Award in Early New England History  

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    This prize will be awarded every two years for the best work dealing with the history and cultures of the peoples who shaped the region now known as New England in times leading up to and including the seventeenth century. All nonfiction historical works published over the preceding two-year period that focus on the history and cultures of the peoples of New England are eligible.  Broader works which make an important contribution to New England history, and biographies that address the life of someone closely connected with the region are also eligible. Works must represent original exemplary scholarship and be written in a clear and engaging style. Monographs and edited collections are eligible. Books for children’s and young adult audiences, textbooks, genealogies, and books that are primarily journalism will not be considered. Self-published works and re-publications are not eligible. The volume should have an appeal to the general reader.

    A committee of eminent historians will review the essays. Their decision in all cases will be final.

    2021 Award

    The first award will be for works published in the calendar years 2019 and 2020. For information on how to submit works for consideration contact Dr. Francis J. Bremer ([email protected]).