History Wrap-Up 11/27

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Below is a recap of recent important department news. 

Professor Will Hitchcock's book The Age of Eisenhower (2018) was recently named one of the top twenty history books by Amazon's editorial board. 

Professor Fahad Bishara's book A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 (2017) won the Peter Gonville Stein Award from the American Society for Legal History. This is the book's third award. 

Professor Cynthia Nicoletti's book Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis (2017) won the Cromwell Book Prize from the American Society for Legal History. 

Professor David Singerman won the inaugural 1500 Penn Prize of the Treasury Historical Association (THA) for his paper, "Science, Commodities, and Corruption in the Gilded Age." For more information, please see THA.