from Gettysburg College website accessed 2/24/10
Michael will receive the $50,000 Lincoln Prize (2010) for his book, "Abraham Lincoln: A Life" (Johns Hopkins University Press), as well as a bronze replica of Augustus Saint- life-size bust, "Lincoln the Man." is the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The prize, sponsored by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Institute of American History, will be awarded April 27 at the Union League in New York.
The prize was co-founded in 1990 by businessmen and philanthropists Richard Gilder and Lewis , Co-Chairmen of the Gilder Institute of American History in New York and co-creators of the Gilder Collection - one of the largest private archives of documents and artifacts in the nation. The Institute is devoted to history education, supporting magnet schools, teacher training, digital archives, curriculum development, exhibitions and publications, as well as the national History Teacher of the Year program.
First Place: James McPherson, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief and Craig , Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War
Honorable Mention: Jacqueline Jones, Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War. Fred , Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer and William Lee Miller, President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman.
First Place: James , The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (W. W. Norton)
Elizabeth Brown Pryor, Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters (Viking)
Honorable Mention: Chandra Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf)
First Place: Douglas L. Wilson, Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words (Vintage)
Finalists: Martha , The Sea Captain's Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century (W. W. Norton); Harry S. Stout, Upon the Alter of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War (Viking Adult).
First Place: Doris Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Simon & )
Finalists: Carol , The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-1864 ( , & ); Margaret Creighton, The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History - Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil Defining Battle (Basic Books); and Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (University Press of New England).
First Place: Allen C. , Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (Simon & )
Second Place: Harold , Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & )
Finalists: Jonathan D. Martin, Divided Mastery: Slave Hiring in the American South (Harvard University Press); Jane A. Schultz, Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America (University of North Carolina Press).
First Place: Richard J. , Lincoln (Pearson Education Ltd.)
Special Achievement Award: John Y. Simon for editing 26 volumes--to date--of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant (Southern Illinois University Press)
Finalist: Steven Hahn, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration ( Press/Harvard University Press)
First Place: George C. , ! ! (University of North Carolina Press)
Second Place: John , The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race (Harvard University Press)
Honorable Mention: Michael Fitzgerald, Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, 1860-1890 (Louisiana State University Press)
E-Lincoln Prize: John Adler for Presents Lincoln and the Civil War.com (website)
First Place: David Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, (Harvard University Press).
Honorable Mention: Alice , The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North & South, 1861-1865 (University of North Carolina Press)
Honorable Mention: Kenneth J. Winkle, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (Taylor Trade Publishing, Dallas).
First Place: Russell F. , A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865 (Indiana University Press).
Second Place: Leonard L. Richards, The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860 (Louisiana State University Press).
Finalist: Mark L. Bradley, This Astounding Close Road to Bennett Place, (University of North Carolina Press)
E-Lincoln Prize Winner: Edward L. Ayers, Anne S. Rubin, and William G. Thomas for Valley of the Shadow: The Eve of War (CD-ROM)
Second Place: Stephen for Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture (web site).
First Place: John Hope Franklin and Loren , Runaway Slaves: Rebels in the Plantation (Oxford University Press) and Allen C. , Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (William B. Publishing Co.).
Second Place: Michael Holt, The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War (Oxford University Press).
Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard N. Current, University Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
First Place: Douglas L. Wilson, Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln (Alfred A. Knopf).
Second Place: J. Tracy Power, Lee's Miserables: Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, from the Wilderness to Appomattox (Univ. of North Carolina Press).
First Place: Jim McPherson, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (Oxford University Press)
Second Place: William C. Harris, With Charity For All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union (University Press of Kentucky)
Honorable Mention: Gary Gallagher, The Confederate War: How Popular Will, Nationalism, and Military Strategy Could Not Stave off Defeat (Harvard University Press).
Honorable Mention: James Robertson, Jr., Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend ( Publishing Co).
First Place: Don Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics (Stanford University Press).
First Place: David Donald, Lincoln (Touchstone Books).
Second Place: Mark , The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians 1861-1865 (Cambridge University Press).
Finalist: Michael , Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman (Random House).
First Place: Phillip Shaw , The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln (University Press of Kansas).
Second Place: William Marvel, : The Last Depot (University of North Carolina Press).
Finalist: Charles B. Dew, Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge (W.W. Norton & Company).
First Place: (co-winners) Ira Berlin, Barbara Fields, Steven Miller, Joseph , Leslie Rowland, eds., Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War (New Press).
Second Place: Reid Mitchell, The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home (Oxford University Press).
Finalist: Winthrop D. Jordan, Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy (Louisiana State University Press).
Finalist: John Evangelist Walsh, The Shadows Rise: Abraham Lincoln and the Anne Rutledge Legend (University of Illinois Press).
First Place: Kenneth , Lifetime Achievement with special recognition of The Peculiar Institution (Vintage Books).
Second Place: Albert , Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 (University Press of Kansas).
Finalist: John F. , Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order (Vintage Books).
Finalist: Craig L. Joseph E. Johnston, A Civil War Biography (W.W. Norton & Company).
First Place (split equally): William S. , Frederick Douglass (W.W. Norton & Company) and Charles , The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans (Vintage Books).
Finalist: Ira Berlin, ., Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation 1861-1867: Series I, Volume III, The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: The Lower South (New Press)
First Place: Ken Burns, The Civil War (Howell Press)
Finalist: Mark E. Neely, Jr., The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties (Oxford University Press).
Finalist: Warren Wilkinson, Mother May You Never See The Sights I Have Seen: The Fifty-Seventh Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers in the Last Year of the Civil War ( ).