Bancroft Prize: Signed Books by Mae Ngai & Mia Bay


On Tuesday, April 26th, Columbia University Libraries, in partnership with the Department of History and The Forum, presented the Bancroft Prizes in American History and Diplomacy to Professors Mia Bay (University of Pennsylvania) and Mae Ngai (Columbia University). 

The Bancroft Prize has arranged for Signed Copies of the winners' books to be available for purchase through Book Culture. Book can be purchased for pickup or shipped using the "Add to Cart" feature below, or by calling Book Culture on 112th at (212) 865-1588

Congratulations to Mia Bay and Mae Ngai! 

Mia Bay is the author of To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells and The White Image in the Black Mind, and coauthor of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, with Documents. She is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mae Ngai is Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. She is the author of the award-winning book Impossible Subjects and The Lucky Ones. She lives in New York City and Accokeek, Maryland.

The Bancroft Prizes were established in 1948 and are “considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American History." They are awarded annually by Columbia University.

Order Signed Copies here:

Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance By Mia Bay Cover Image
By Mia Bay
ISBN: 9780674979963
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Belknap Press - March 23rd, 2021

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics By Mae Ngai Cover Image
Not Available
ISBN: 9780393634167
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 24th, 2021