American Political Thought Section Award Recipients

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Best Book in American Political Thought
Best Article in the Journal of American Political Thought

Best Book in American Political Thought

The Best Book in American Political Thought Award will be chosen every year by the section council.

2022 Emily Pears, Claremont McKenna College
Chords of Affection: Constructing Constitutional Union in Early American History, University Press of Kansas, 2021.
2020 Corey Robin, Brooklyn College/CUNY
The Enigma of Clarence Thomas. Metropolitan Books, 2019.
2019 Jonathan Gienapp, Stanford University
The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era. Harvard University Press, 2018.
2018    Forrest Nabors, University of Alaska at Anchorage
From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction. University of Missouri Press, 2017.


Best Article in the Journal of American Political Thought

The best article in American Political Thought will be chosen every year by the section council from among the articles published in the journal American Political Thought.

2022 Cara J. Rogers, Ashland University
“The French Experiment: Thomas Jefferson and William Short Debate Slavery, 1785-1826,” American Political Thought, v10 #3 (Summer 2021).
2020 Sean Beienburg, ASU

“Progressivism and States’ Rights: Constitutional Dialogue between the States and Federal Courts on Minimum Wages and Liberty of Contract.” American Political Thought, Vol 8 Winter 2019.

2020 Steven Bilakovics, University of California, Irvine
“The Vices of Our Virtues: Tocqueville and the Constitution of the American Dream.” American Political Thought, Vol 8 Summer 2019.
2019 Sean Beienburg, Arizona State University
“Neither Nullification nor Nationalism: The Battle for the States’ Rights Middle Ground during Prohibition.” American Political Thought 7(2): 271-303.
2018    Matthew Brogdon, University of Texas at San Antonio
“Constitutional Text and Institutional Development: Consenting the Madisonian Compromise in the First Congress.” Journal of American Political Thought.