The 2013 George Washington Book Prize Jurors
Carol Berkin, chair, is the Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College and a member of the history faculty at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of several books, including First Generations: Women of Colonial America; A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution; Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence; Civil War Wives: the Life and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant; and, most recently, Wondrous Beauty: The Extraordinary Life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. She is currently working on a book on the Bill of Rights. Berkin is a frequent contributor to PBS and History Channel television documentaries on early American and Revolutionary Era history and serves on the boards of several professional organizations, including The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Council for History Education.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography and professor of English at Dartmouth College. She is also professor of English at Brunel University in London. She is the author and editor of seven books, including Mr. and Mrs. Prince, about the former slaves Lucy Terry and Abijah Prince, and biographies of Dora Carrington and Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Peter S. Onuf is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor Emeritus in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia and Senior Research Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (Monticello). A specialist in the history of the early American republic, Onuf was educated at Johns Hopkins University, where he received his A.B. in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1973, and has taught at Columbia University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Southern Methodist University before coming to Virginia in 1990. In 2008-2009 Onuf was Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford. His recent work on Thomas Jefferson’s political thought, culminating in Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (University Press of Virginia, 2000) and The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007, also Virginia), grows out of earlier studies on the history of American federalism, foreign policy and political economy. With Ed Ayers, President of University of Richmond, and his Virginia colleague Brian Balogh, Onuf is co-host of the public radio program “Backstory with the American History Guys.” For more information see the program website: www.backstoryradio.org.
2012 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Richard Beeman, Chair, University of Pennsylvania, Emeritus
Thomas Fleming, author/historian
Marla R. Miller, University of Massachucetts
2011 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Mary Beth Norton, Chair, Cornell University.
Daniel Walker Howe, UCLA and Oxford University, Emeritus
David Armitage, Harvard University
2010 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Theodore J. Crackel, chair, Editor in Chief of The Papers
of George Washington at the University of Virginia.
Catherine Allgor, University of California, Riverside
Andrew Cayton, Miami University, Ohio
2009 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Joyce Appleby, Chair, University of California, Los Angeles
Ira Berlin, University of Maryland
Jay Winik, author/public historian
2008 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Robert L. Middlekauff, Chair, University of California, Berkeley
Elizabeth A. Fenn, Duke University
Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, University of Virginia
2007 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Richard Lyman Bushman, Chair, Columbia University
Theodore J. Crackel, University of Virginia
Pauline Maier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Gordon Wood, Chair, Brown University
Carol Berkin, Baruch College
Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute
2005 George Washington Book Prize Jury
Don Higginbotham, Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University
Barbara Oberg, Princeton University