2012 George Washington Book Prize

One of the nation’s largest literary awards, the annual George Washington Book Prize was presented to Maya Jasanoff for Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World.

The Washington Prize, honoring the year’s best book about America’s founding era, is sponsored by a partnership of three institutions devoted to furthering historical scholarship: Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. It particularly recognizes well-written books that speak to general audiences and contribute to a broad public understanding of the American past.