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.

2023 Alex Zakaras, University of Vermont
The Roots of American Individualism: Political Myth in the Age of Jackson. Princeton University Press 2022.
2021 Bob Pepperman Taylor, University of Vermont
Lessons From Walden. Notre Dame Press, 2020.
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.


Matthew Reising, Baylor University
“James Otis and the Glorious Revolution in America.” American Political Thought, Vol 11, No. 2, (2022); pp. 161-184.

2021 Lucy Williams, Brigham Young University
“Blasting Reproach and All-Pervading Light: Frederick Douglass’s Aspirational American Exceptionalism.” American Political Thought, Summer 2020.
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.