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June 2024
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We are very pleased to be able to announce that Kevin Baker, our prolific “History in the News” columnist, has won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Paradise Alley , his novel about the 1863 New York City draft riots. The Cooper Prize, awarded biennially by the Society of American Historians, honors the best historical novel published during the two preceding years. We’re also glad to report that for the second year in a row, American Heritage has won the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for the best article on the history of the West. Last year the prize went to Sally Denton for her account of the Mountain Meadows massacre; this year Robert M. Utley won with his story of the Texas Rangers, which appeared in our June/July 2002 issue.

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