"Only the Clothes on Her Back" Wins John Philip Reid Book Award

Oct. 30, 2023

The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) recognized Laura Edwards's book Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States with the 2023 John Phillip Reid Book Award. The award is given annually for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history. The prize comes with a $2,500 honorarium.