Thomas McGann Award

Thomas McGann Book Prize in Modern Latin American History

Originally given to the outstanding presentation at the annual RMCLAS meeting, this prize is awarded to the outstanding book published by a member of the association in the previous calendar year on the subject of modern Latin American history. Deadline: February 6, 2017.

Prize Committee:
Head:
William Beezley, University of Arizona
Mailing Address:
History Department
Social Sciences 215
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

 

Members:
Ken Ward, Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books
Mailing Address:
John Carter Brown Library | Box 1894 | Providence, RI 02912

Elaine Carey, St. John’s University
Mailing Address:
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens, NY 11439

Previous Award Winners:

2016 William E. French, University of British Columbia at Vancouver
The Heart in the Glass Jar: Love Letters, Bodies, and the Law in Mexico

Honorable Mention: Renata Keller, Boston University
Mexico’s Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution

2015 Thomas C. Field, Embry-Riddle University
From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era. (Cornell University Press, 2014)

Honorable Mention: Elaine Carey, St. Johns University
Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime. (UNM Press, 2014)

2014 Natalia Milanesio, University of Houston
Workers Go Shopping in Argentina: The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture.  (UNM Press, 2013)

Honorable Mention:  Louise E. Walker, Northeastern University
Waking from the Dream: Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968.  (Stanford University Press, 2013)

2013 Steven B. Bunker, University of Alabama
Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Díaz, (UNM Press, 2012)

2012 Jody Pavilack, University of Montana
Mining for the Nation: The Politics of Chile’s Coal Communities from the Popular Front to the Cold War. (Penn State University Press, 2011)

2011 Alcira Dueñas, Ohio State University
Indians and Mestizos in the “Lettered City”: Reshaping Justice, Social Hierarchy and Political Culture in Colonial Peru(University Press of Colorado, 2010)

2010 Matthew O’Hara, University of California Santa Cruz
A Flock Divided: Race, Religion, and Politics in Mexico, 1749-1857.  (Duke University Press, 2010)

2009 Asunción Lavrin, Arizona State University
Brides of Christ: Conventional Life in Colonial Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2008)

Honorable Mention: Samuel Brunk, The University of Texas at El Paso
The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata: Myth, Memory, and Mexico’s Twentieth Century. (University of Texas Press, 2008)

Honorable Mention: John Dwyer, Duquesne University
The Agrarian Dispute: The Expropriation of American-Owned Rural Land in Postrevolutionary Mexico(Duke University Press, 2008)

2008 Thomas C. Wright, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
State Terrorism in Latin America: Chile, Argentina, and International Human Rights.  (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)

2007 Bianca Premo, Florida International University
Children of the Father King: Youth, Authority and Legal Minority in Colonial Lima. (UNC Press, 2006)

2006 Karen Vieira Powers, Arizona State University
Women in the Crucible of Conquest: The Gendered Genesis of Conquest.  (UNM Press, 2005)

2005 Francie R. Chassen-López, University of Kentucky
From Liberal to Revolutionary Oaxaca: The View from the South, Mexico 1876-1911
(Penn State University Press, 2004)

2004 Susan Deeds, Northern Arizona University
Defiance and Deference in Colonial Mexico: Indians under Spanish Rule in Nueva
Vizcaya (University of Texas Press, 2003

2003 Pamela Voekel, Dartmouth College
Alone before God: The Religious Origins of Modernity in Mexico. (Duke University
Press, 2002)

Honorable Mention: Kris Lane, Tulane University
Quito 1599: City and Colony in Transition. (UNM Press, 2002)

2002 Andrew Grant Wood, University of Tulsa
Revolution in the Street: Women, Workers, and Urban Protest in Veracruz, 1870-1927.
(Scholarly Resources, 2001)

2001 Peter V.N.Henderson, Winona State University
The Absence of Don Porfirio: Francisco Leon de la Barra and the Mexican Revolution.
(Scholarly Resources, 2000)

2000 Ann Twinam, University of Cincinatti
Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial
Spanish America (Stanford University Press, 1999)

1999 Jeffrey Pilcher, The Citadel
¡Que Vivan Los Tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity (UNM Press, 1998)

1998 Paul Vanderwood, San Diego State University
The Power of God Against the Guns of Government: Religious Upheaval in Mexico at
the Turn of the Nineteenth Century (Stanford University Press, 1998)

1997 Karen Powers, Northern Arizona University
Andean Journeys: Migration, Ethnogenesis, and the State in Colonial Quito (UNM
Press, 2009)

1994 Frederick M. Nunn, Portland State University
The Time of the Generals: Latin American Professional Militarism in World
Perspective (University of Nebraska Press, 1992)

1992 Donna Guy, University of Arizona
Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Family, and Nation in Argentina (University of Nebraska Press, 1991)

1990 William H. Beezley, University of Arizona

“Holiday Days, Holy Days: Mexican Virtue on Parade: An Examination of Nineteenth-Century Celebrations”