2008 Awards

Scholarly, trade and regional book awards given to University of Minnesota Press books in 2008.

Listed in alphabetical order according to award:


American Institute of Pakistan Studies - Junior Book Prize

Making Lahore Modern


City of Minneapolis – Heritage Preservation Award in Education and Activism

Twin Cities By Trolley


Choice Current Reviews for Academic Libraries – Outstanding Academic Title list


Building a Century of Progress

The People Have Never Stopped Dancing

Hollywood Independents

Eric Hoffer Project – The Montaigne Medal

Aesthetics of Equity


The Environmental Design Research Association's 2008 EDRA/Places awards

America Town

Friends of the Duluth Public Library and University of Minnesota Duluth – Northeastern Book Awards

Morgan Park


Friends of the St. Paul Public Library – Minnesota Book Award

Land of Amber Waters


Gustavus Myers Center – Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards (honorable mention)

Footsteps in the Dark


Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians - David Stanley Gebhard Award

St. Paul’s Architecture

Modern Language Association – Allan Bray Memorial Book Award (honorable mention)

Cultural Erotics in Cuban America


Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Prize

Private Lives, Proper Relations


National Conference of Black Political Scientists – W.E.B. DuBois Book Award

Revolutionaries to Race Leaders


Railway & Locomotive Historical Society – George M. and Constance W. Hilton Book Award

The Tootin’ Louie


Society of Dance History Scholars – de la Torre Bueno Prize for Outstanding Book of the Year

The People Have Never Stopped Dancing


Vernacular Architecture Forum - Abbott Lowell Cummings Award

A Manufactured Wilderness


Western Literature Association - Thomas J. Lyon Book Award in Western American Literary and Cultural Studies

Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



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