Announcing the 2022 John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History

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January 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Military History, Political History / Studies, Slavery

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia invites nominations for the 2022 John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History. Titles published in 2021 will be eligible. The $25,000 prize focuses primarily on scholarship devoted to the war itself but is also open to works on the background and consequences of the conflict. Collections of essays or primary documents, works of fiction, and poetry should not be submitted.

Publishers should submit copies of nominated books directly to members of the judging committee by January 15, 2022. The winner will be announced by July 1, 2022, and the award presented at an event sponsored by the Center. For more information, please contact Nau Center Director Caroline E. Janney at

Please visit our website for further submission details: 

Judging Committee
Caroline E. Janney (ex-officio)
Sarah E. Gardner (chair)
Stephen Berry
Ari Kelman

Contact Info: 

Caroline E. Janney,

Brian C. Neumann,