Edwards and Ellis Recognized at 2023 OAH Conference on American History

April 10, 2023

Laura F. Edwards won the Merle Curti Social History Award for the best book in American social history for Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States. In the prize citation, the committee called her book "innovative and imaginatively researched... Laura F. Edwards uses stories of everyday Americans to reveal a system of law and economy that is surprising and unfamiliar."

Elizabeth Ellis received an honorable mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for her book The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South. The Frederick Jackson Turner award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.