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


Hidetaka Hirota, Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy. Oxford University Press.

Peter D. O’Neill (Honorable Mention), Famine Irish and the American Racial State. Routledge.


Peter Leary, Unapproved Routes: Histories of the Irish Border, 1922-1972. Oxford University Press.


Nels Pearson, Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett. University Press of Florida.

Cian T. McMahon (Honorable Mention), The Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880. University of North Carolina Press.


Nicholas Wolf, An Irish-Speaking Island: State, Religion, Community, and the Linguistic Landscape in Ireland, 1770-1870. University of Wisconsin Press.


Benjamin Bankhurst, Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764. Palgrave Macmillan.


Claire Connolly, A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829. Cambridge University Press.


Lee A. Smithey, Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland. Oxford University Press.


Sean D. Moore, Swift, the Book and the Irish Financial Revolution. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Michael Rubenstein (Honorable Mention), Public Works: Infrastructure, Irish Modernism, and the Postcolonial. University of Notre Dame Press.


Padhraig Higgins, A Nation of Politicians: Gender, Patriotism, and Political Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press.


Ray Cashman, Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border: Characters and Community. Indiana University Press.

Willeen Keough (Honorable Mention), The Slender Thread: Irish Women on the Southern Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, 1750-1860. Columbia University Press.


James M. Smith, Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment. University of Notre Dame Press.

Paige Reynolds (Honorable Mention), Modernism Drama, and the Audience for Irish Spectacle. Cambridge University Press.


Heather Clark, The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast, 1962-1972. Oxford University Press.


Kyla Madden, Forkhill Protestants and Forkhill Catholics, 1787-1858. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

George Cinclair Gibson (Honorable Mention), Wake Rites: The Ancient Irish Rituals of Finnegans Wake. University Press of Florida.


Joseph Lennon, Irish Orientalism: A Literary and Intellectual History. Syracuse University Press.


Colin Barr, Paul Cullen, John Henry Newman, and the Catholic University of Ireland, 1845-1865. University of Notre Dame Press.


Susan Canon Harris, Gender and Modern Irish Drama. Indiana University Press.


David Gleeson, The Irish in the South. University of North Carolina Press.


Sean Farrell, Rituals and Riots: Sectarian Violence and Political Culture in Ulster, 1784-1886. University Press of Kentucky.


Margot Gayle Backus, The Gothic Family Romance: Heterosexuality, Child Sacrifice, and the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order. Duke University Press.