Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cromwell Dissertation Prize

The winner of this year's Cromwell Dissertation Prize, awarded by the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, whose namesake is pictured at left, was announced at last week's annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History. She is Diana Williams; she won the prize for her dissertation “'They Call It Marriage': The Louisiana Interracial Family and the Making of American Legitimacy," which she submitted for a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2007. More news of the annual meeting is on the ASLH's website.