James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Books on History and Social Sciences

Former Prize Winners

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.

2007

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

2006

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.

2005

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

2004

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.

2003

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.

2002

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.

2001

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.

2000

Angela Bourke, The Burning of Bridget Cleary. Penguin.

1999

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