Philip Taft Labor History Book Award

374 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-6693

Submission Guidelines

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2014 Nomination Guidelines and Information


1.  The award may be made annually to that book judged by the Award Committee to be the outstanding book on American labor history published during the preceding calendar year.  The making of an award is not mandatory, however, and if, in the judgment of the Award Committee, no book is worthy of recognition, no award need be made.

2.  The award will carry with it a monetary prize of $2,000.00.

3.  Competition is limited to books published in the English language.

4. Subject matter must be United States labor history defined broadly enough to include histories of workers (organized and unorganized) as well as histories of their institutions.

5.  Books for the competition may be submitted by either the author or the publisher.  One copy of each nominated book should be submitted to every member of the Award Committee.

6.  Nominated books should be submitted no later than December 15, 2013.  Page proofs may be submitted in lieu of books to be published between Dec. 15, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013.

7.  The award winner will be announced at the Spring LAWCHA meeting at the Organization of American Historians meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, April 10-12, 2014.


Names and addresses of the 2014 Philip Taft Labor History Award Committee 


1-  Jefferson Cowie, Professor
     Cornell University - ILR School
     Dept. of Labor Relations, Law, & History
     371 Ives Hall - Faculty Bldg.
     Ithaca, NY  14853-3901

2-  Ileen DeVault, Professor
     Cornell University - ILR School
     Dept. of Labor Relations, Law, & History
     370 Ives Hall - Faculty Bldg.
     Ithaca, NY  14853-3901

3-  Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor
     Duke University
     Department of History
     226 Carr Bldg., Box 90719    
     Durham, NC  27708

4-  Laurie B. Green, Associate Professor
     University of Texas at Austin
     History Department
     1 University Station, B7000
     Austin, Texas  78712-0220

5-  Seth Rockman, Associate Professor
     Brown University
     Department of History, Box N
     79 Brown Street
     Providence, RI  02912