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The Bernath Memorial Prizes

The Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, the Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize, the Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize, and the Stuart L. Bernath Dissertation Grant were established through the generosity of Dr. Gerald J. and Myrna F. Bernath, in memory of their late son, Stuart L. Bernath, Ph.D.

The Myrna F. Bernath Book Award and the Myrna F. Bernath Fellowship Award were established by the Bernath family to promote scholarship in diplomatic history by women.

The Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize Recent Winners:

  • 2013 Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Hanoi’s War:  An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam
  • 2012 Sarah Snyder, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network
  • 2011 David Ekbladh, The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order
  • 2010  Marc Selverstone, Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945–1950
  • 2009: Jason Parker, Brother’s Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962
  • 2008: Erez Manela, The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism
  • 2007: Paul A. Kramer, The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, The United States, & The Philippines.
  • 2006: Seth Jacobs, America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia, 1950-1957; Elizabeth Borgwardt, A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights
  • 2005: Christopher Endy, Cold War Holidays: American Tourism in France
  • 2004: David Engerman, Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development
  • 2003: Matthew Connelly, A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria’s Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era
  • 2002: Mary Renda, Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915-1940
  • 2001: Joseph Henning, Outposts of Civilization: Race, Religion, and the Formative Years of American-Japanese Relations; Gregory Mitrovich, Undermining the Kremlin: America’s Strategy to Subvert the Soviet Bloc, 1947-1956
  • 2000: Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Transmission Impossible: American Journalism as Cultural Diplomacy in Postwar Germany, 1945-1955; Fredrik Logevall, Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam
  • 1999: Eric Roorda, The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945; Kurkpatrick Dorsey, The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy: U.S.-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era
  • 1998: Penny Von Eschen, Race Against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957
  • 1997: Carolyn Eisenberg, Drawing the Line: The American Decision to Divide Germany, 1944-1949
  • 1996: Robert Buzzanco, Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era
  • 1995: Reinhold Wagnleitner, Coca-colonization and the Cold War: The Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria after the Second World War; James Hershberg, James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age
  • 1994: Tim Borstelmann, Apartheid’s Reluctant Uncle: The United States and Southern Africa in the Early Cold War
  • 1993: Elizabeth Cobbs, The Rich Neighbor Policy: Rockefeller and Kaiser in Brazil
  • 1992: Thomas Schwartz, America’s Germany: John J. McCloy and the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1991: Gordon Chang, Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1972
  • 1990: Walter Hixson, George F. Kennan: Cold War Iconoclast; Anders Stephanson, Kennan and the Art of Foreign Policy

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The Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize Recent Winners:

  • 2013 Andrew Preston
  • 2012 Jeffrey Engel
  • 2011 Bradley R. Simpson
  • 2010 Barbara Keys
  • 2009 Elizabeth Borgwardt
  • 2008 Paul Kramer
  • 2007 Max Paul Friedman
  • 2006 David Engerman
  • 2005 Kristin Hoganson
  • 2004 Kurk Dorsey
  • 2003 Fredrik Logevall
  • 2002 Jussi Hanhimaki
  • 2001 Mary Ann Heiss
  • 2000 Thomas Zeiler
  • 1999 Odd Arne Westad
  • 1998 Robert Buzzanco
  • 1997 Peter Hahn
  • 1996 Elizabeth Cobbs
  • 1995 Douglas Brinkley
  • 1993 Thomas Schwartz
  • 1993 Diane Kunz
  • 1992 Larry Berman
  • 1991 H.W. Brands
  • 1990 Robert McMahon
  • 1989 Richard Immerman
  • 1988 Stephen G. Rabe

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The Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize Recent Winners:

  • 2013 Thomas C. Field, Jr., “Ideology as Strategy: Military-Led Modernization and the Origins of the Alliance for Progress in Bolivia,” Diplomatic History 36:1 (January 2012)
  • 2012 Gregory Wigmore, “Before the Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom in the Canadian-American Borderland,” Journal of American History, 98:2 (September 2011), 437-54.
  • 2011 Andrew C. McKevitt, “‘You Are Not Alone!’: Anime and the Globalizing of America,” Diplomatic History 34 (2010): 893-921.
  • 2010 Ryan Irwin, “A Wind of Change?: White Redoubt and the Postcolonial Moment, 1960-1963,” Diplomatic History 33 (2009): 897-925.
  • 2009 Brian C. Etheridge, “The Desert Fox, Memory Diplomacy, and the German Question in Early Cold War America,” Diplomatic History 32 (2008): 207-238.
  • 2008 Brian Delay, “Independent Indians and the U.S.-Mexican War,” American Historical Review 112 (2007): 35-68.
  • 2007 Sarah Graham, “The (Real)Politiks of Culture: U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Unesco, 1946-1954,” Diplomatic History 30 (2006): 231-251.
  • 2006 Sahr Conway-Lanz, “Beyond No Gun Ri: Refugees and the United States Military in the Korean War,” Diplomatic History 29 (2005): 49-81.
  • 2005 Lawrence A. Peskin “The Lessons of Independence: How the Algerian Crisis Shaped Early-American History,” Diplomatic History 28 (2004): 297-319.
  • 2004 Max Paul Friedman, “There Goes the Neighborhood: Blacklisting Germans in Latin America and the Evanescence of the Good Neighbor Policy,” Diplomatic History 27 (2003): 569-597.
  • 2003 Amy L. S. Staples, “Seeing Diplomacy Through Bankers’ Eyes: The World Bank, The Anglo-Iranian Oil Crisis, and the Aswan High Damn,” Diplomatic History 26 (2002): 397-418.
  • 2002 Seth Jacobs
  • 2001 Joseph Manzione
  • 2000 Paul Kramer
  • 1999 Robert Dean; Michael Latham
  • 1998 Nancy Bernhard
  • 1997 Robert Vitalis
  • 1996 David Fitzsimons
  • 1995 Heike Bungert
  • 1994 Fredrik Logevall
  • 1993 Daniel P. O’C. Greene
  • 1992 Marc Gallicchio
  • 1991 William Weeks
  • 1990 Lester J. Foltos
  • 1989 Robert J. McMahon

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The Myrna F. Bernath Book Award Recent Winners:

  • 2012 Sarah Snyder, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network
  • 2010 Michaela Hoenicke Moore, Know Your Enemy: The American Debate on Nazism, 1933–1945
  • 2008 Barbara Keys, Globalizing Sport: National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s
  • 2006 Victoria de Grazia, Irresistible Empire: America’s Advance through Twentieth-Century Europe
  • 2004 Carol Anderson, Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955
  • 2002 Linda McFarland, Cold War Strategist: Stuart Symington and the Search for National Security
  • 2000 Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Transmission Impossible: American Journalism as Cultural Diplomacy in Postwar Germany, 1945-1955; and Cecelia Lynch, Beyond Appeasement: Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics
  • 1998 Brenda Gayle Plummer, Rising Wind: Black Americans and U.S. Foreign Affairs, 1935-1960
  • 1996 Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and The United States, 1945-1992: Uncertain Friendships
  • 1991 Diane Kunz, The Economic Diplomacy of the Suez Crisis; and Betty Unterberger, The United States, Revolutionary Russia, and the Rise of Czechoslovakia

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Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize Recent Winners:

  • 2013 Frank Costigliola, Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
  • 2012 John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life
  • 2011 Nick Cullather, 
The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia
  • 2010 Mary E. Sarotte, 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe
  • 2009 George Herring, From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776
  • 2008 James F. Goode, Negotiating for the Past: Archaeology, Nationalism, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 1919-1941.
  • 2007 Robert L. Beisner, Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War
  • 2006 Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan
  • 2005 Kenton J. Clymer, The United States and Cambodia
  • 2004 William Taubman, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
  • 2003 Piero Gleijeses, Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976
  • 2000 Marc Gallicchio, The African American Encounter with Japan and China: Black Internationalism in Asia, 1895-1945
  • 1999 Emily Rosenberg, Financial Missionaries to the World: The Politics and Culture of Dollar Diplomacy, 1900-1930
  • 1998 Jeffrey Kimball, Nixon’s Vietnam War
  • 1997 Robert Schulzinger, A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975
  • 1995 Norman Saul, Concord and Conflict: The United States and Russia, 1867-1914
  • 1994 John Lamberton Harper, American Visions of Europe: Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan, and Dean G. Acheson
  • 1993 no winner
  • 1992 Mel Leffler, A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration, and the Cold War
  • 1991 David Anderson, Trapped By Success: The Eisenhower Administration and Vietnam, 1953-1961; Diane Kunz, The Economic Diplomacy of the Suez Crisis

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The Norman and Laura Graebner Award Recent winners:

  • 2012 Melvyn P. Leffler
  • 2010 Michael J. Hogan
  • 2008 Thomas G. Paterson
  • 2006 Gary R. Hess
  • 2004 Warren I. Cohen
  • 2002 George Herring
  • 2000 Robert Divine
  • 1998 Robert Ferrell
  • 1996 Walter LaFeber
  • 1994 Wayne Cole
  • 1992 Bradford Perkins
  • 1990 Richard W. Leopold
  • 1988 Alexander DeConde

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The Betty M. Unterberger Dissertation Prize Recent Winners:

  • 2013 Jacob S. Eder, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2011 Thomas Field, London School of Economics, and Julia F. Irwin, Yale University
  • 2009 Gregory R. Domber, George Washington University
  • 2007 Jennifer Heckard, University of Connecticut
  • 2005 Jonathan Winkler, Yale University

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The Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History Recent Winners:

  • 2012 Toshihiro Higuchi, Georgetown University
  • 2010 Paul Chamberlin, Ohio State University

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Winners of the Link-Kuehl Award:

  • 2013  The Papers of George Catlett Marshall. Vol. 6:  “’The Whole World Hangs in the Balance,’ January 8, 1947-September 30, 1949.” Eds., Larry I. Bland, Mark A. Stoler, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Daniel D. Holt
  • 2011 Svetlana Savranskaya,
Thomas Blanton, Vladislav Zubok , eds., Masterpieces of History: The
Peaceful End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989
  • 2009 David C. Geyer and Douglas E. Selvage, eds., Soviet-American Relations: the Détente Years, 1969-1972.
  • 2005 Jeffrey P. Kimball, The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon Era Strategy.

Past Winners of the Former Kuehl Award:

  • 2003 Harriet Hyman Alonso, Growing Up Abolitionist
  • 2001 Fredrik Logevall, Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam
  • 1999 Frances Early, A World Without War: How U.S. Feminists and Pacifists Resisted World War I
  • 1995 Lawrence S. Wittner, One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement through 1953
  • 1993 Thomas Knock, To End All Wars: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order
  • 1991 Charles DeBenedetti and Charles Chatfield, The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era
  • 1988 Melvin Small, Johnson, Nixon, and the Doves
  • 1987 Harold Josephson, Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders

Past Winners of the Former Link Prize:

  • 2001 Warren Kimball, Churchill and Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence
  • 1996 John C.A. Stagg, et al., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series, Volume 2
  • 1991 Justus Doenecke, In Danger Undaunted: The Anti-Interventionist Movement for 1940-1941 as Revealed in the Papers of the America First Committee

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