Pulitzer Prize - History

The Pulitzer Prizes are annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music. The prizes have been awarded by the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University since 1917.

2016 - Custer's Trials, T.J. Stiles
2015 - Encounters at the Heart of the World, Elizabeth Fenn
2014 - The Internal Enemy, Alan Taylor
2013 - Embers of War, Fredrik Logevall
2012 - Malcolm X, Manning Marable
2011 - The Fiery Trial, Eric Foner
2010 - Lords of Finance, Liaquat Ahamed
2009 - The Hemingses of Monticello, Annette Gordon-Reed
2008 - What Hath God Wrought, Daniel Walker Howe
2007 - The Race Beat, Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
2006 - Polio: An American Story, David M. Oshinsky
2005 - Washington's Crossing, David Hackett Fischer
2004 - A Nation Under Our Feet, Stephen Hahn
2003 - An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson
2002 - The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America, Louis Menand
2001 - Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis
2000 - Freedom from Fear, David M. Kennedy
1999 - Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
1998 - Summer for the Gods, Edward J. Larson
1997 - Original Meanings, Jack N. Rakove
1996 - William Cooper's Town, Alan Taylor
1995 - No Ordinary Time, Doris Kearns Goodwin
1994 - No Award
1993 - The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Gordon S. Wood
1992 - The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties, Mark E. Neely Jr.
1991 - A Midwife's Tale, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1990 - In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines, Stanley Karnow
1989 - Battle Cry of Freedom, James M. McPherson
1989 - Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, Taylor Branch
1988 - The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1976, Robert V. Bruce
1987 - Voyagers to the West, Bernard Bailyn
1986 - The Heavens and the Earth, Walter A. McDougall
1985 - Prophets of Regulation, Thomas K. McCraw
1984 - No Award
1983 - The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790, Rhys L. Isaac
1982 - Mary Chesnut's Civil War, C. Vann Woodward
1981 - American Education: The National Experience, Lawrence A. Cremin
1980 - Been in the Storm So Long, Leon F. Litwack
1979 - The Dred Scott Case, Don E. Fehrenbacher
1978 - The Visible Hand, Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
1977 - The Impending Crisis, David M. Potter
1976 - Lamy of Santa Fe, Paul Horgan
1975 - Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V, Dumas Malone
1974 - The Americans: The Democratic Experience, Daniel J. Boorstin
1973 - People of Paradox, Michael Kammen
1972 - Neither Black Nor White, Carl N. Degler
1971 - Roosevelt, The Soldier of Freedom, James MacGregor Burns
1970 - Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department, Dean Acheson
1969 - Origins of the Fifth Amendment, Leonard W. Levy
1968 - The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bernard Bailyn
1967 - Exploration and Empire, William H. Goetzmann
1966 - Life of the Mind in America, Perry Miller
1965 - The Greenback Era, Irwin Unger
1964 - Puritan Village, Sumner Chilton Powell
1963 - Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878, Constance McLaughlin Green
1962 - The Triumphant Empire, Thunder-Clouds in the West, Lawrence H. Gibson
1961 - Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference, Herbert Feis
1960 - In the Days of McKinley, Margaret Leech
1959 - The Republican Era: 1869-1901, Leonard D. White
1958 - Banks and Politics in America, Bray Hammond
1957 - Russia Leaves the War, George F. Kennan
1956 - Age of Reform, Richard Hofstadter
1955 - Great River: the Rio Grande in North American History, Paul Horgan
1954 - A Stillness at Appomattox, Bruce Catton
1953 - The Era of Good Feelings, George Dangerfield
1952 - The Uprooted, Oscar Handlin
1951 - The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840, R. Carlyle Buley
1950 - Art and Life in America, Oliver W. Larkin
1949 - The Disruption of American Democracy, Roy Franklin Nichols
1948 - Across the Wide Missouri, Bernard DeVoto
1947 - Scientists Against Time, James Phinney Baxter III
1946 - The Age of Jackson, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
1945 - Unfinished Business, Stephen Bonsal
1944 - The Growth of American Thought, Merle Curtis
1943 - Paul Revere and the World He Lived In, Esther Forbes
1942 - Reveille in Washington, Margaret Leech
1941 - The Atlantic Migration, 1607-1860, Marcus Lee Hansen
1940 - Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, Carl Sandburg
1939 - A History of American Magazines, Frank Luther Mott
1938 - The Road to Reunion, 1856-1900, Paul Herman Buck
1937 - The Flowering of New England, Van Wyck Brooks
1936 - The Constitutional History of the United States, Andrew C. McLaughlin
1935 - The Colonial Period of American History, Charles McLean Andrews
1934 - The People's Choice, Herbert Agar
1933 - The Significance of Sections in American History, Frederick J. Turner
1932 - My Experiences in the World War, John J. Pershing
1931 - The Coming of the War: 1914, Bernadotte E. Schmitt
1930 - The War of Independence, Claude H. Van Tyne
1929 - The Organization & Administration of the Union Army, Fred Shannon
1928 - Main Currents in American Thought, 2 vols., Vernon Louis Parrington
1927 - Pinckney's Treaty, Samuel Flagg Bemis
1926 - The History of the United States, Edward Canning
1925 - A History of the American Frontier, Frederic L. Paxson
1924 - The American Revolution, Charles Howard McIlwain
1923 - The Supreme Court in United States History, Charles Warren
1922 - The Founding of New England, James Truslow Adams
1921 - The Victory at Sea, William Sowden Sims
1920 - The War with Mexico, 2 vols., Justin H. Smith
1919 - No Award
1918 - A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865, James Ford Rhodes
1917 - With Americans of Past and Present Days, J.J. Jusserand