Columbia University announced the 2010 winners of the prestigious Bancroft Prize on March 17. The three historians named were Linda Gordon (professor at NYU and AHA member), Woody Holton (Univ. of Richmond), and Margaret D. Jacobs (Univ. of Nebraska). The Bancroft Prize is awarded annually by the trustees of Columbia to the authors of books of exceptional merit in the fields of American history, biography, and diplomacy. The 2010 awards are for books published in 2009.
Linda Gordon won for Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, published in hardcover in October 2009 by W.W.