Call for Submissions
New Deal Book Award for 2021

Library Left Panel

The Living New Deal invites submissions for the First Annual New Deal Book Award. 

This award has been established to recognize and encourage non-fiction works about the history of the United States in the New Deal era, 1933-1942, or inclusive of a substantial portion of that remarkable decade between the nadir of the Great Depression and US entry into World War II. The Award winner will be announced in spring 2022 with a cash prize of $1,000. Presentation of the award will take place during the Roosevelt Reading Festival at the FDR Library at Hyde Park NY in summer 2022, to which the five finalists will be invited.

Books submitted for the award must have a 2021 publication date and be nominated by a publisher or author colleague, using the Nomination Form

Hard copy books should be sent to arrive no later than November 15, 2021 to each of the following Review Committee members. Hard copy books are preferred, but locked PDFs will also be accepted.

Eric Rauchway, Chair
Distinguished Professor of History
University of California, Davis
1010 Oak Avenue
Davis, CA 95616 USA
Email: [email protected]

Kimberley Johnson
Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis
New York University
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Email: [email protected]

Sharon Ann Musher
Associate Professor of History
Stockton University
ARHU, K-150
101 Vera King Farris Dr
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Email: [email protected]

Chloe Nicol Thurston
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Northwestern University
Scott Hall 201
601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60202
Email: [email protected]

Mason Williams
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Political Science
Williams College
Schapiro Hall
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
Email: mbw2[email protected]

New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.