Liz Carpenter Award for Best Book on the History of Women

2021 Liz Carpenter Award For Best Book on the History of Women


The Liz Carpenter Award is given annually for the best scholarly book on the history of women and Texas published during the calendar year. A surplus of funds in the award endowment fund allows, at the discretion of the committee, a maximum of two $2,000 prizes to be given this year. Winning authors will receive a certificate and $2,000 at the Association's annual meeting in February 2020. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

Publishers should submit an entry form and four (4) copies of each entry published and copyrighted in 2020 to the TSHA office by October 1, 2020. Books published after October 1, but copyrighted during the calendar year will be accepted until December 1.
All book award submissions must include an individual nomination form in the container transmitting the book in question; TSHA is not responsible for books that arrive without nomination forms.

Liz Carpenter Award
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The Liz Carpenter Award was established in 1992 by Ellen Clarke Temple to encourage publication of scholarly research on the history of women in Texas. The award honors Liz Carpenter, a fifth-generation Texan, for her commitment to the pursuit of the history of women in Texas and for a lifetime of achievements that qualify her as a maker of that history.

Past Recipients

2019 Angela Boswell and Gabriela Gonzalez View links to books
2018 No Award
2015 Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Stephanie Cole, and Rebecca Sharpless Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives
2014 Sonia Hernández Working Women into the Borderlands
2013 Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre, eds. Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement
2012 Mary L. Scheer, ed. Women and the Texas Revolution
2011 No Award
2010 Judith N. McArthur & Harold L. Smith Texas Through Women's Eyes: The Twentieth Century Experience
2009 Light T. Cummins Emily Austin of Texas 1795-1851
2008 Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre, eds. Black Women in Texas History
2006 Sara R. Massey, ed. Texas Women on the Cattle Trails
2003 Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics
2000 Ruthe Winegarten and Nancy Baker Jones Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999
1997 Raye Virginia Allen Gordon Conway: Fashioning a New Woman
1994 Sue Tolleson-Rhinehart and Jeanie R. Stanley Claytie and The Lady: Ann Richards, Gender, and Politics in Texas
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