Annal: 1990 Pulitzer Prize for History

Results of the Pulitzer Prize in the year 1990.

Book:In Our Image

In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

Stanley Karnow

In a swiftly paced, brilliantly vivid narrative, Karnow focuses on the relationship that has existed between the two nations since the United States acquired the country from Spain in 1898, examing how we have sought to remake the Philippines “in our image,” an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding.

Book:American Genesis

American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970

Thomas P. Hughes

American Genesis is the book that helped earn Thomas Hughes his reputation as one of the foremost historians of technology of our age. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990, the book tells the sweeping story of America’s technological revolution. Unlike other histories of technology, which focus on particular inventions like the light bulb or the automobile, American Genesis makes these inventions characters in the chronicle, shaped by and shaping a broader cultural context. By masterfully weaving scientific and technological advancement into other cultural trends, Hughes demonstrates here the myriad ways in which the two are inexorably linked. A new preface by Hughes recounts his missteps in predicting the future of technology and also traces our advancement into the information age.

Book:The Image of the Black in Western Art

The Image of the Black in Western Art: From the American Revolution to World War I: Slaves and Liberators

Hugh Honour

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