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SHFG's Annual Prize Winners

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual prize competition.  The Society’s prestigious awards recognize exemplary works of history presented in diverse formats for a variety of audiences, all of which further understanding of the history of the federal government.  The awards will be presented at the Society’s annual meeting on April 13 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.  Congratulations to all of our 2016/2017 winners. 

[Crosspost] Doenecke on Dallek, 'Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security' [review]

This review has been crossposted from H-Diplo by H-FedHist review editor Andrew Gawthorpe.


Matthew Dallek. Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-974312-4.

Reviewed by Justus Doenecke (New College of Florida)

Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)

Directory of Federal Historical Offices and Activities

SHFG’s online Directory provides information on over 500 offices in all branches of the U.S. federal government that perform history-related work. See http://shfg.org/shfg/publications/directory-of-history-offices/

Find information on offices in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and on Documentary Projects Related to Federal History


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