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BHC Krooss Dissertation Prize Winners

The Krooss Prize was originally awarded in alternate years for the the best dissertation presented at the current and previous meetings of the BHC. In 1989, the Trustees voted to make the prize an annual award. It consists of a plaque and $500.

1985-1986: Paul J. Miranti, Jr.
"From Conflict to Consensus: The American Institute of Accountants and the Professionalization of Public Accountancy, 1886-1940"

1987-1988: Sally Clarke
"Farmers as Entrepreneurs: Regulation and Innovation in American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century"

1989: Helen Shapiro
"State Intervention and Industrialization: The Origins of the Brazilian Automotive Industry"

1990: Richard R. John
"Spreading the Word: The Postal System and the Creation of American Society"

1991: David Sicilia
"Selling Power: Marketing and Monopoly at Boston Edison, 1886-1926"

1992: Margaret Levenstein
"Information Systems and Internal Organization: A Study of the Dow Chemical Company, 1890-1914"

1993: Victoria Saker Woeste
"Cooperatives and Corporations: The Sun-Maid Antitrust Case and the Legal Status of Agricultural Cooperatives, 1890-1943"

1994: Rosalind Remer
"Building an American Book Trade: Philadelphia Publishing in the New Republic"

1995: Jonathan J. Bean
"Beyond the Broker State: A History of the Federal Government's Policies toward Small Business, 1936-61"

1996: Regina Lee Blaszczyk
"Imagining Consumers: Manufacturers and Markets in Ceramics and Glass, 1865-1965"

1997: Kolleen Guy
"Wine, Work, and Wealth: Class Relations and Modernization in the Champagne Wine Industry, 1870-1914"

1998: Ross Bassett
"New Technology, New People, New Organizations: The Rise of the MOS Transistor, 1945-1975"

1999: Lisa A. Marovich
"Fueling the Fires of Genius: Women's Inventive Activities in American War Eras"

2000: Marina Moskowitz
"Standard Bearers: Material Culture and Middle-Class Communities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"

2001: Christopher McKenna
"The World's Newest Profession: Management Consulting in the Twentieth Century"

2002: Jeffrey Hornstein
"A Nation of Realtors: The Professionalization of Real Estate Brokerage and the Construction of a New Middle Class"

2003: Gerben Bakker
"Entertainment Industrialized: The Emergence of the International Film Industry, 1890-1940"

2004: Tiffany Gill
"Civic Beauty: Beauty Culturists and the Politics of African American Female Entrepreneurship, 1900-1965"

2005:
Dalit Baranoff
"Shaped by Risk: The American Fire Insurance Industry, 1790-1920"
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Anna Spadevecchia
"State Subsidies and the Sources of Company Finance in Italian Industrial Districts, 1951-1991"

2006: Shane Hamilton
"Trucking Country: Food Politics and the Transformation of Rural Life in Postwar America"

2007: Bethany Moreton
"The Soul of the Service Economy: Wal-Mart and the Making of Christian Free Enterprise, 1929-1994"

2008: Louis Hyman
"Debtor Nation: How Consumer Credit Built Postwar America"

2009: Michael Easterly
"Your Job is Your Credit: Creating a Market for Loans to Salaried Employees in New York City, 1885-1920"

2010: Josh Lauer
"The Good Consumer: Credit Reporting and the Invention of Financial Identity in the United States, 1840-1940"

2011: Dan Bouk
"The Science of Difference: Developing Tools for Discrimination in the American Life Insurance Industry, 1830-1930"

2012: Alexia Yates
"Selling Paris: Real Estate and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-Siècle Capital"

2013: Caitlin Rosenthal
"From Memory to Mastery: Accounting for Control in America, 1740-1880"


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