Allen Nevins Prize 1971 – 1997

Allen Nevins Prize

Best Dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History

1997

Mark Siegler

University of California at Davis

Real Output and Business Cycle Volatility, 1869-1993

1996

Steven Herscovici

University of Chicago

Progress amid Poverty: Economic Opportunity in Antebellum Newburyport

1995

John Majewski

University of California at Los Angeles

Commerce and Community: Internal Improvements in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1780-1860

1994

Dora Costa

University of Chicago

Health, Income and Retirement: Evidence from Nineteenth Century America

1993

Mary Eschelbach Gregson

University of Illinois

Strategies for Commercialization: Missouri Agriculture, 1860-1880

1992

Joseph Ferrie

University of Chicago

We Are Yankees Now': The Economic Mobility of Two Thousand Antebellum Immigrants to the USA

1991

Shawn Kantor

California Institute of Technology

Property Rights and the Dynamics of Institutional Change: The Closing of the Georgia Open Range, 1870-1900

1990

Robert Whaples

Pennsylvania

The Shortening of the American Work Week

1989

Lee Craig

Indiana University

Farm Output, Productivity and Fertility Decline in the Antebellum Northern United States

1989

Adrienne Hood

University of California at San Diego

Organization and the Extent of Textile Manufacture in Eighteenth Century Rural Pennsylvania: A Case Study of Chester County

1988

David Wheelock

University of Illinois

The Strategy and Consistency of Federal Reserve Monetary Policy, 1919-1933

1987

Kenneth Lipartito

Johns Hopkins University

The Telephone in the South: A Comparative Analysis, 1877-1920

1986

Carolyn Cooper

Yale University

The Roles of Thomas Blanchard’s Woodworking Inventions in Nineteenth Century Technology

1985

Donald Hoke

University of Wisconsin

Ingenuous Yankees: The Rise of the American System of Manufactures in the Private Sector

1984

Mary Schweitzer

Johns Hopkins

Contracts and Custom: Economic Policy in Colonial Pennsylvania, 1717-1755

1983

Warren Whatley

Stanford University

Institutional Change and Mechanization in the Cotton south: The Tractorization of Cotton Farming

1982

Sanford Jacoby

University of California at Berkeley

The Origins of Internal labor Markets in American Manufacturing Firms, 1910-1940

1981

Cathy McHugh

Stanford University

The Family Labor System in the Southern Cotton Textile Industry, 1880-1912

1980

Stuart Leslie

University of Delaware

Charles Kettering, 1876-1958

1979

David St. Clair

University of Utah

Entrepreneurship and the American Automobile Industry

1978

Elyce Rotella

University of Pennsylvania

Women’s Labor Force Participation and Growth of Clerical Employment in the United States, 1870-1930

1978

Joan Hannon

University of Wisconsin

The Immigrant Worker in the Promised Land: Human Capital and Ethnic Discrimination in the Michigan Labor Market, 1888-1891

1977

Pamela Nickless

Purdue University

Changing Labor Productivity and Utilization of Native Women Workers in the American Cotton Textile Industry: 1825-1860

1976

Townsend Walker

Stanford University

Gold Mountain States: Chinese Migration to the United States, 1848-1882

1975

Alex Field

University of California at Berkeley

Educational Reform and Manufacturing Development in Mid-Nineteenth Century Massachusetts

1974

Diane Lindstrom

University of Delaware

Demand, Markets and Eastern Economic Development: Philadelphia, 1815-1840

1973

Jonathan Pincus

Stanford University

A Positive Theory of Tariff Formation as Applied to Nineteenth Century United States

1972

Information is not available.

1971

William Whitney

Pennsylvania

The Structure of the American Economy in the Late Nineteenth Century

Earlier information is not available. If anyone has information about this award in 1972 or in earlier years, we would love to hear from you