Friday, March 25, 2011

Tomlins, Freedom Bound; Foner, The Fiery Trial; and Dubow, Ourselves Unborn win Bancroft Prize

Christopher Tomlins, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UC-Irvine Law School, and Research Professor Emeritus at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago, has been awarded the 2011 Bancroft Prize for his book, Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America 1580-1865 (Cambridge University Press 2010).  Other winners are Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, and Sara Dubow, Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America.  The Bancroft Prize is awarded annually by the trustees of Columbia University for a book of exceptional merit in the fields of American history, biography, and diplomacy.

Congratulations to all!