George D. Green American History Research Prize

The George D. Green American History Research Prize was established by the family, friends, and former students of Associate Professor of American History George D. Green, in honor of his birthday. One prize winner is chosen annually.

Application Procedure & Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is limited to an undergraduate CLA student with preference given but not limited to juniors.

In order to be eligible for prize submission, papers must:

  • Be completed between January 1 and December 31 of the preceding calendar year (even if you graduate before the prize is awarded).
  • Be accompanied by an appropriate cover sheet (available in the Undergraduate Studies Office).
  • Employ historical methods and perspectives, focused on some aspect of American history, including research in primary sources.

Past Recipients

Dan Kilgore (2015-2016)
"Turning Papist"

Victoria Housewright (2014-2015)
"False Eden: Social Inequality and Central Park in 19th Century New York"

Sophie Wallerstedt (2013-2014)
"Politicians and Prostitutes Make Strange Bed Fellows: A History of Commercialized Sex and Regulation in Early Minneapolis"

Sara Norlin (2012-2013)
"Not All in the Same Boat: Gender and Class Inequalities in Popular Cultural Accounts of the RMS Titanic and the RMS Lusitania"

Rachel Thompson (2011-2012)
"The Best Library Missionaries: Bringing Parents to the Saint Paul Public Library, 1915-1935"

Kya Marienfeld (2010-2011)
"'Dr. Seuss vs. Daddy': The National Implications of a Small-Town Conflict Between Logging and The Lorax."

Audrey Clungeon (2009-2010)
"At the Crossroads of Japanese Internment: Support and Resistance"

James Kircher (2008-2009)
"A Dakota Minnesota: A New Fontier History"

Adrian Odya-Weis (2007-2008)
"Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: The Sanctuary Movement’s Influence on Asylum Policy through the Media"

Svetlana Gitman (2006-2007)
"Denying Themselves Motherhood: the Practice of Birth Control, Abortion, and Infanticide as an Act of Love and Resistance among Black Female Slaves in Nineteenth-Century Antebellum South"

Christopher Vega (2005-2006)
"Minnesota Captial On and Off the Hook: Rationale, Resistance and Repeal Regarding Extended Shareholder Liability, 1849-1933"