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Ciara Breathnach, Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class: Dublin City Coroner’s Court, 1876-1902, Oxford University Press

Honorable Mention: Kara E. Dempsey, An Introduction to the Geopolitics of Conflict, Nationalism, and Reconciliation in Ireland, Routledge


Camilla Fitzsimmons, Repealed: Ireland’s Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Rights, Pluto Press

Honorable Mention: Liam Campbell, Room for the River: The Foyle River Catchment Landscape, Merdog Books

Honorable Mention: Emmanuel Destenay, Shadows from the Trenches: Veterans of the Great War and the Irish Revolution (1918–1923), University College Dublin Press


Diane Urquhart, Irish Divorce: A History, Cambridge University Press


Brendan O’Leary, A Treatise on Northern Ireland, 3 vols, Oxford University Press


Sparky Booker, Cultural Exchange and Identity in Late Medieval Ireland: The English and Irish of the Four Obedient Shires. Cambridge University Press.

Honorable Mention: Guy Beiner, Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster, Oxford University Press.


Breandán Mac Suibhne, The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland. Oxford University Press.


Aidan Beatty, Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, 1884-1938. Palgrave Macmillan.


Gavin M. Foster, The Irish Civil War and Society: Politics, Class, and Conflict. Palgrave Macmillan.


Ciaran O’Neill, Catholics of Consequence: Transnational Education, Social Mobility, and the Irish Catholic Elite, 1850-1900. Oxford University Press.


William Jenkins, Between Raid and Rebellion: The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916. McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Roisín Higgins, Transforming 1916: Meaning, Memory and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising. Cork University Press.


Heather Hamill, The Hoods: Crime and Punishment in Belfast. Princeton University Press.


Robert Savage, A Loss Of Innocence: Television And Irish Society 1960-1972. Manchester University Press.

David Emmons (Honorable Mention), Beyond The American Pale: The Irish In The West 1845-1910. University of Oklahoma Press.


Eric G.E. Zuelow, Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity in Ireland Since the Irish Civil War. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

James Livesey (Honorable Mention), Civil Society and Empire: Ireland and Scotland in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. Yale University Press.


David A. Wilson, Thomas D’Arcy McGee Volume 1: Passion, Reason, and Politics, 1825-1857. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Eugene Hynes, Knock: The Virgin’s Apparition in Nineteenth Century Ireland. Cork University Press.


Robin Chapman Stacey, Dark Speech: The Performance of Law in Early Ireland. University of Pennsylvania Press.


William J. Smyth, Map-Making, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland c. 1530-1750. Cork University Press / University of Notre Dame Press.

Cormac Ó Gráda, Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History. Princeton University Press.


David Dickson, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830. University of Wisconsin Press.


Seán Ó Riain, The Politics of High-Tech Growth: Developmental Network States in the Global Economy. Cambridge University Press.

Michael de Nie, The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882. University of Wisconsin Press.


Kerby A. Miller, Arnold Schrier, Bruce D. Boling, and David N. Doyle, Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815. Oxford University Press.


Paul A. Townend, Father Mathew, Temperance, and Irish Identity. Irish Academic Press.

Linda Connolly (Honorable Mention). The Irish Women’s Movement from Devolution to Revolution. Palgrave.


Timothy J. Meagher, Inventing Irish America: Generation, Class, and Ethnic Identity in a New England City, 1880-1928. University of Notre Dame Press.

James H. Murphy (Honorable Mention). Abject Loyalty: Nationalism and Monarchy in Ireland During the reign of Queen Victoria. Catholic University of America Press.


Angela Bourke, The Burning of Bridget Cleary. Penguin.


Cormac Ó Gráda, Black ‘47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory. Princeton University Press.