Frymer's Building an American Empire Wins Two Major Awards

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

Paul Frymer's book, Building an American Empire, has won the 2018 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association, and has been named the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship, Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

 Building an American Empire reveals the lasting and profound significance government settlement policies had for the nation, both for establishing America as dominantly white and for restricting broader aspirations for empire in lands that could not be so racially engineered. 

Professor Frymer is professor of politics, director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs, and CSDP faculty associate at Princeton University. He is the author of Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America and Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party (both Princeton).