George D. Green North American History Research Prize

The George D. Green North 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 undergraduate history majors in good academic standing who has written an outstanding research paper on an American History topic during the preceding calendar year

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

  • Be completed in the previous Fall, Summer, or Spring Semester (i.e. for the Spring 2021 prize, the paper must be from Fall, Summer, or Spring 2020).
  • Be accompanied by an appropriate cover sheet (contact for a copy).
  • Employ historical methods and perspectives, focused on some aspect of North American history, including research in primary sources.
  • The Green Prize is due the First Monday in March.

Past Recipients

  • Brayden Rothe (2022 - 2023)
    • “Advertising Consumption: Artifacts of Ephemeral Promotion for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition”
  • Rosemary Patton (2021-2022)
    • "The USDA, Land Dispossession, and the Fluidity of Settler Colonialism"
  • Christina Peterson (2021-2022)
    • "You will be Ashamed to Fail: Lulu Hunt Peters, Body Hierarchies, and the Long History of American Dieting"
  • Evie Samuelson (2019-2020)
    • "In a Deranged State of Mind: Race & Sexuality in Sylvester Graham's Dietary Reform"
  • Lauren Duncan (2018-2019)
    • "Invisible Women"
  • Gretta Hans (2016-2017)
    • "Communism, Coups, and the Cold War: How the 1953 Coup in Iran Changed Practice, Precedent, and Priorities"
  • 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 Frontier 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"