Winner of the 2015 Best Book Award of the Journal of Early American Literature (for Americomania and the French Revolution Debate in Britain, 1789-1802. Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


“Americomania [is] the fruit of research that is at once capacious and meticulous, each to a rare degree. . . .
Encompassing political philosophy, political and legal history, literature, economic history, print history, visual culture, popular culture, migration, demography, and more, Verhoeven’s book traces how the fact and figure of American land—both as a material commodity and as a utopian ideal—operated at the center of a British debate over political identity ignited by the French Revolution.”
– University of North Carolina Press, Early American Literature Book Prize announcement
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill