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2010 Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World Liaquat Ahamed
2009 The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family Annette Gordon-Reed
2008 What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 Daniel Walker Howe
2007 The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation 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: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South From Slavery to the Great Migration Steven Hahn
2003 An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 Rick Atkinson
2002 The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America Louis Menand
2001 Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation Joseph J Ellis
2000 Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 David M. Kennedy
1999 Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
1998 Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion Edward J. Larson
1997 Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution Jack N. Rakove
1996 William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic Alan Taylor
1995 No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt - The Home front in World War II Doris Kearns Goodwin
1994 No Award Given
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: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1990 In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines Stanley Karnow
1989 In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines James M McPherson
1988 The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 Robert Bruce
1987 Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution Bernard Bailyn
1986 The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age Walter A. McDougall
1985 Prophets of Regulation Thomas K. McCraw
1984 No Award Given
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, 1783-1876 Lawrence A. Cremin
1980 Been in the Storm So Long Leon F. Litwack
1979 The Dred Scott Case: It's Significance in American Law and Politics Don E. Fehrenbacher
1978 The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
1977 The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 David M. Potter (a posthumous publication) manuscript finished Don E. Fehrenbacher
1976 Larry of Santa Fe Paul Horgan
1975 Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V Dumas Malone
1974 The Americans: The Democratic Experience Daniel J. Boorstein
1973 People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American, Civilization 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: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West William H. Goetzmann
1966 Life of the Mind in America Perry Miller
1965 The Greenback Era Irwin Unger
1964 Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town 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 with the assistance of Jean Schneider
1958 Banks and Politics in America Bray Hammond
1957 Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920 George F. Kennan
1956 Age of Reform: from Bryan to F. D. R. 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 Curti
1943 Paul Revere and the World He Lived In Esther Forbes
1942 Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 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 and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 Fred Albert Shannon
1928 Main Currents in American Thought, 2 vols. Vernon Louis Parrington
1927 Pickney'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 - A Constitutional Interpretation 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 in collaboration with Burton J. Hendrick
1920 Justin H. Smith The War with Mexico, 2 vols.
1919 No Award given
1918 A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 James Ford Rhodes
1917 With Americans of Past and Present Days J.J. Jusserand

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