The panel decided to award the prize for 2016 to Natalya Vince, Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954– 2012 published by Manchester University Press. Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the twentieth century’s most violent wars of decolonisation. This fascinating book provides the first in-depth exploration of what happened to these women after independence in 1962, offering an important insight into an area of women’s history which has until now remained hidden.
The panel also specially commended Laura King’s Family Men. Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain 1914-1960 published by Oxford University Press. For more about this book see the Reviews in History https://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1778