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Bancroft prize

one of a group of annual awards for literary achievement in American history and biography: administered by Columbia University.
Contemporary Examples

His book, The Rise of American Democracy: From Jefferson to Lincoln, won the 2006 Bancroft Prize.
Reboot America! The Daily Beast July 18, 2010

Lepore was awarded a Bancroft Prize for her book The Name of War and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for New York Burning.
The National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction September 17, 2013


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