Congratulations to the following Random House authors who have been selected as finalists for the 2016 George Washington Prize: Kathleen DuVal, author of Independence Lost; Flora Fraser, author of The Washingtons; and Robert Middlekauff, author of Washington’s Revolution. Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Washington College, the $50,000 George Washington Prize “recognizes the year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.” The winner will be chosen in April and all seven finalists will be honored at a black tie awards dinner hosted by Mount Vernon on May 25th.
2016 George Washington Prize Finalists Announced
By Tim Cheng | February 17 2016 | Humanities & Social Sciences
Whether in political debates or discussions about immigration around the kitchen table, many Americans, regardless of party affiliation, will say proudly that we are a nation of immigrants. In this bold new book, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz asserts this ideology is harmful and dishonest because it serves to mask and diminish the US’s history of settlerRead more
Cathy Park Hong will be awarded the American Book Award for Minor Feelings, a ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness. With sly humor and a poet’s searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness in America today. This intimate andRead more