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Pulitzer Prize Winning History

from Oxford University Press

OUP has published a number of prize winning history titles, listed below.

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Battle Cry of Freedom

  • The Civil War Era
  • James M. McPherson

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.

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Booker T. Washington

  • Volume 2: The Wizard Of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
  • Louis R. Harlan

The first volume of Louis R. Harlan's biography of Booker T. Washington was published to wide acclaim and won the 1973 Bancroft Prize. This, the second volume, completes one of the most significant biographies of this generation.

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Freedom from Fear

  • The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
  • David M. Kennedy

Both comprehensive and colorful, this account of the most convulsive period in American history, excepting only the Civil War, reveals a period that formed the crucible in which modern America was formed.

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  • A History of New York City to 1898
  • Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace

In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • A Life
  • Joan D. Hedrick

Magisterial in its breadth and rich in detail, this definitive portrait explores the full measure of Harriet Beecher Stowe's life, and her contribution to American literature.

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The Dred Scott Case

  • Its Significance in American Law and Politics
  • Don E. Fehrenbacher

The Dred Scott Case is a masterful examination of the most famous example of judicial failure - the case referred to as "the most frequently overturned decision in history."

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The Fate of Liberty

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
  • Mark E. Neely

Only one president has ever suspended habeas corpus: the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. This insightful account of civil liberties under Lincoln sheds new light on the controversy over the great president's record on domestic security.

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The New Negro

  • The Life of Alain Locke
  • Jeffrey C. Stewart

In The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally.

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  • An American Story
  • David M. Oshinsky

Drawing on newly available papers of Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin and other key players, Oshinsky paints a suspenseful portrait of the race for the cure, weaving a dramatic tale centered on the furious rivalry between Salk and Sabin.

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Washington's Crossing

  • David Hackett Fischer

"A meticulous and brilliantly colored account of the period surrounding George Washington's famous sally across the Delaware river in 1776."-- Wall Street Journal

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What Hath God Wrought

  • The Transformation of America, 1815-1848
  • Daniel Walker Howe

A panoramic narrative, What Hath God Wrought portrays revolutionary improvements in transportation and communications that accelerated the extension of the American empire.