The Frank and Amanda Frost Prize

Frank and Amanda Frost

Emeritus History Prof. Frank Frost and his wife, Amanda, established this prize to encourage graduate student research in the history of political economy. Broadly conceived to cover any chronological period or geographical area, the prize goes to the best seminar paper, dissertation chapter, or dissertation that explores an episode in the history of political economy that had results that changed history.

Present and previous recipients:

Nicole de Silva

2019
Nicole de Silva, “The Global and the Intimates: Gendered Peace Movements and the Trade Politics of Undergarments, 1920-1932” and Neil Johnson, “The ‘Strange Career’ of Manpower Theory: The Case for an Active Labor Market Policy in the Postwar United States”

2018
Andrew Elrod, “What Happened to Planning?”

2017
David Baillargeon, “‘The Great White Chief’: The Abolition of Slavery in Colonial Burma, 1826-1935.”

2016
Doug Genens, “‘Advocacy . . . of one side of an economic struggle now pending’:  Legal Services and the War on Poverty in Rural California.”
Kristoffer Smemo, “‘A New and Progressive Capitalism’: Race, Class, and the Liberal Republican Struggle to Build a National Economy.”

2015
Kashia Arnold, “When Food is a Weapon: World War I, Glycerine Production and
the Global Demand for Fats and Oils.”

2014
Samir Sonti, “‘Pricing Power and the Public Interest’: Steel, the Subcommittee on Antitrust
and Monopoly, and the Class Politics of Inflation, 1957-59”

Page last modified: June 13, 2019