Awards & Winners

C. Vann Woodward

Date of Birth 13-November-1908
Place of Birth Vanndale
(Cross County, Arkansas, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Comer Vann Woodward
Profession Writer, Historian, Professor
Comer Vann Woodward was a preeminent American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was considered, along with Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to be one of the most influential historians of the postwar era, 1940s-1970s, both by scholars and by the general public. He was long a supporter of the approach of Charles A. Beard, stressing the influence of unseen economic motivations in politics. Stylistically, he was a master of irony and counterpoint. Woodward was on the left end of the history profession in the 1930s. By the 1950s he was a leading liberal and supporter of civil rights. After attacks on him by the New Left in the late 1960s he moved to the right politically.

Awards by C. Vann Woodward

Check all the awards nominated and won by C. Vann Woodward.


Pulitzer Prize for History
Honored for : Mary Chesnut's Civil War

Nominations 1982 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for History Mary Chesnut's Civil War
National Book Award for History (Hardcover) Mary Chesnut's Civil War


Bancroft Prize
Honored for : Origins of the New South, 1877-1913

Nominations 1952 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Nonfiction Reunion and reaction