Bancroft Prize Winners

The Bancroft Prize is awarded each year by the trustees of Columbia University for books about diplomacy or the history of the Americas. It was establ ...more

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The Empire of Necessity: Sl...

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3.96 avg rating — 466 ratings Bancroft Prize (2015)
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Empire of Cotton: A Global ...

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3.84 avg rating — 711 ratings Bancroft Prize (2015)
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Fear Itself: The New Deal a...

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3.85 avg rating — 264 ratings Bancroft Prize (2014)
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A Misplaced Massacre: Strug...

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4.24 avg rating — 96 ratings Bancroft Prize (2014)
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Lincoln's Code: The Laws of...

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3.84 avg rating — 118 ratings Bancroft Prize (2013)
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The Mortal Sea: Fishing the...

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4.08 avg rating — 73 ratings Bancroft Prize (2013)
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Courage to Dissent: Atlanta...

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3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings Bancroft Prize (2012)
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Empires, Nations, and Famil...

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4.08 avg rating — 79 ratings Bancroft Prize (2012)
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Age of Fracture

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4.07 avg rating — 197 ratings Bancroft Prize (2012)
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Ourselves Unborn: A History...

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3.31 avg rating — 16 ratings Bancroft Prize (2011)
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Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, ...

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3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings Bancroft Prize (2011)
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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Li...

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4.10 avg rating — 3,316 ratings Bancroft Prize (2011)
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Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyo...

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4.01 avg rating — 310 ratings Bancroft Prize (2010)
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White Mother to a Dark Race...

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 65 ratings Bancroft Prize (2010)
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Abigail Adams

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3.88 avg rating — 1,190 ratings Bancroft Prize (2010)
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The Comanche Empire

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4.12 avg rating — 535 ratings Bancroft Prize (2009)
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This Republic of Suffering:...

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3.99 avg rating — 4,186 ratings Bancroft Prize (2009)
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Killing for Coal: America's...

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3.88 avg rating — 275 ratings Bancroft Prize (2009)
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Our Savage Neighbors: How I...

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3.66 avg rating — 167 ratings Bancroft Prize (2008)
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The Populist Vision

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3.60 avg rating — 98 ratings Bancroft Prize (2008)
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The Cigarette Century: The ...

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3.99 avg rating — 252 ratings Bancroft Prize (2008)
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Mockingbird Song: Ecologica...

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3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings Bancroft Prize (2007)
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William James: In the Maels...

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4.25 avg rating — 297 ratings Bancroft Prize (2007)
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The Rise of American Democr...

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3.95 avg rating — 1,184 ratings Bancroft Prize (2006)
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Dwelling Place: A Plantatio...

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4.05 avg rating — 65 ratings Bancroft Prize (2006)
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The Global Cold War: Third ...

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3.98 avg rating — 329 ratings Bancroft Prize (2006)
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Conjectures of Order: Intel...

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4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings Bancroft Prize (2005)
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From Jim Crow to Civil Righ...

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3.94 avg rating — 64 ratings Bancroft Prize (2005)
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Israel on the Appomattox: A...

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4.09 avg rating — 55 ratings Bancroft Prize (2005)
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A Nation Under Our Feet: Bl...

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4.01 avg rating — 433 ratings Bancroft Prize (2004)
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