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Previous Winners

The Grace Abbott Book Prize

2021: Emily Bridger
Young Women against Apartheid: Gender, Youth, and South Africa's Liberation Struggle (Boydell & Brewer, 2021).

2020: Janet Borland
Earthquake Children: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2020).

2019: Rebecca Swartz
Education and Empire: Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833-1880 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

2018: Tera Eva Agyepong
The Criminalization of Black Children.  Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago's Juvenile System. 1899-1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).

2017: Richard Ivan Jobs
Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe (Chicago University Press, 2017).

2016: David Pomfret
Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia (Stanford University Press, Dec. 2015).

2015: Catherine Jones
Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Post-emancipation Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2015).

2014: Ellen Boucher
Empire’s Children: Child Emigration, Welfare, and the Decline of the British World, 1869–1967 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

2013: Daniel Rivers
Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children in the United States since World War II (UNC Press, 2013).

2012: Robin Bernstein
Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood From Slavery to Civil Rights (NYU Press, 2011)

2011: Nara B. Milanich
Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009)

2009: Catriona Kelly
Children’s World: Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991 (Yale University Press, 2007)

2007: Julia L. Mickenberg
Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2006)

SHCY Dissertation Prize (English)

2021 Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez
“Undocumented Youth: The Labor, Education, and Rights of Migrant Children in Twentieth Century America” (Columbia University, 2021)

2020 Mehmet Volkan Kaşıkçı
“Growing Up Soviet in the Periphery: Imagining, Experiencing and Remembering Childhood in Kazakhstan, 1928-1953” (PhD. Diss., Arizona State University, 2020).


Fass-Sandin Article Prize (English)

2021 Antoine Burgard
"Contested Childhood: Assessing the Age of Young Refugees in the Aftermath of the Second World War" History Workshop Journal vol. 92 (Autumn, 2021): 174-193. 

2020 Jack Neubauer
"Adopting Revolution: The Chinese Communist Revolution and the Politics of Global Humanitarianism," Modern China (July 2020): 1-30.

2019 Kelly M. Duke Bryant
”Runaways, Dutiful Daughters, and Brides: Family Strategies of Formerly Enslaved Girls in Senegal, 1895-1911," Women, Gender, and Families of Color 7(Spring 2019): 37-55.

2018 Emily Baughan
"International Adoption and Anglo-American Internationalism, c.1918–1925," Past & Present 239:1 (2018), 181-217.

2017 Julia M. Gossard
”Tattletales: Childhood and Authority n Eighteenth-Century France," Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 10 (Spring 2017):  169-87.

2016 Brian Rouleau
” ‘In Praise of Trash’:  Series Fiction Fan Mail and the Challenges of Children’s Devotion.”  Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 9 (Fall 2016):  403-423.

2015 Lydia Murdoch
“Carrying the Pox: The Use of Children and Ideals of Childhood in Early British and Imperial Campaigns Against Smallpox,” Journal of Social History, vol. 48, no. 3 (Spring 2015): 511-535.

2014 Barbara Young Welke
“The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy,” Journal of American History (June 2014):  97-121.

2013 Nicholas Syrett
“‘I did and I Don’t Regret It’: Child Marriage and the Contestation of Childhood in the United States,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (vol. 6, Spring 2013).

2012: Ishita Pande
“Coming of Age: Law, sex, and Childhood in Late Colonial India,” Gender & History vol. 24, no. 1 (April 2012)

2011: Aaron L. Alcorn
“Flying into Modernity: Model Airplanes, Consumer Culture, and the Making of Modern Boyhood in the Early Twentieth Century,” History and Technology (June 2009)

2009: Susan J. Pearson
“Infantile Specimens: Showing Babies in Nineteenth-Century America,” Journal of Social History (December 2008)

2007: Tamara Myers
“Embodying Delinquency: Boys’ Bodies, Sexuality, and Juvenile Justice History in Early-Twentieth-Century Quebec,” Journal of the History of Sexuality (October 2005)

2005: Timothy Gilfoyle
“Street-Rats and Gutter-Snipes: Child Pickpockets and Street Culture in New York City, 1850-1900” Journal of Social History (2004)

2003: Mona Gleason
“Disciplining the Student Body: Schooling and the Construction of Canadian Children’s Bodies, 1930-1960,” History of Education Quarterly (2001)

Fass-Sandin Article Prize (Nordic Region)

2019: Randi Dyblie Nilesn
"Barneperspektiv - en ressurs i kritisk samfunnsvitenskap?" Nordisk tidsskrift for pedagogikk og kritikk volum 5 (1019): 77-95.

2018: Peter Håkansson & Tobias Karlsson
”På spaning efter springpojken: Ungdomsjobb och sociala nätverk vid sekelskiftet 1900”, Historisk tidskrift 138, no 1. (2018) [Searching for the errand boy: Youth jobs and social networks at the turn of the nineteenth century].

2017: No Award made as a result of a lack of eligible sumissions.2015: Olle Widhe
 “’The Battle Is Ours!’ A Study of Olof Fryxell’s Snow Castle: a Tale for Countryside Boys and the Revival of Gothicism in 19th Century Swedish Children’s Literature” (Samlarf 2013).

2014: Karin Zetterqvist Nelson
“From children of the Nation to individuals in their own right,” Scandia (2012: 2)

SHCY Article Prize in French (biennial)

2019-2020: Michel Christian
Un autre printemps des crèches? Le développement des crèches Est-Allemandes des années 1950 aux années 1980” published in Annales de démographie historique in 2019.  Trans. "Another spring for nurseries: the development of East German nurseries from the 1950s – 1980s."

2017-18: Antonie Burgard
« Retranscrire la violence et le traumatisme. Mises en récit administratives de la persécution dans l’immédiate après-Shoah », Vingtième Siècle. Revue d'histoire, 139, 3 2018, p. 165-176.

2016 (Spanish or French): Fábio Macedo, “Action Humanitaire et Adoption d'Enfants Étrangers en Suisse. Le Cas de Terre des Hommes (1960-1969)”, Relations internationales 2015/2 (n° 161), p. 81-94.

SHCY Best Article Prize in German (biennial)

2019-2020: Janosch Steuwer
"'Doof Geborn Ist Kener. Doof Wird man Gemacht': Kindersachen und Soziale Differenz am Beginn der 1970er Jahre," Geschichte und Gesellschaft vo. 46 (2020): 259-84.  Trans. "'Nobody is Born Dumb.': Children and Their Reality - Childhood Objects and Social Differences in the Early 1970s." 

SHCY Best Article Prize in Italian (biennial)

2017-18: Rossella Raimondo
“Cosmic education: arts and sciences as resources for human development” Studi sulla formazione 2018 (2).

2016 (German or Italian): Miriam Turrini
“Poco oltre la soglia: racconti autobiografici di aspiranti gesuiti a metà Seicento,” Studi storici 3 (July-Sept, 2014): 586-614.

SHCY Best Article Prize in Spanish (biennial)

2019-2020: Susana Sosenski
"El Caso Bohigas: Reacciones Al Secuestro Infantil en el Mexico De Los Anos Curenta," Hispanic American Historical Review v. 99, no. 1 (Feb 2019).  Trans: "The Bohigas Case: Reactions to Child Kidnappings in the 1940s Mexico"

2017-18: Celeste de Marco and Alejandra Salomón
Voces y miradas sobre la niñez rural. Una propuesta para nuevas aproximaciones (Argentina, mediados del siglo XX)” Apuntes [Argentina] 83 (2018): 175-203.