Hagley Museum and Library announced that Roger Horowitz, director of Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society, received the Dorothy Rosenberg Prize in history of the Jewish diaspora for his book, “Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food.”
The Dorothy Rosenberg Prize recognizes a work of scholarship on the history of the Jewish diaspora published in English during the previous calendar year. The prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association.
Members of the selection committee included Deborah Dash Moore, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Julia Phillips Cohen, of Vanderbilt University; and Matthias B. Lehmann, of the University of California, Irvine.
“Kosher USA” received the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies.
Horowitz is a historian of American business, technology and labor. In addition to “Kosher USA,” he is the author of two additional books, “Putting Meat on the American Table: Taste, Technology, Transformation” and “Negro and White, Unite and Fight!: A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking.” He also serves as secretary treasurer of the Business History Conference.