Saturday, April 13, 2019

OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award to Jones for "Birthright Citizens"

At the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians last week, Martha S. Jones (Johns Hopkins University) received the Liberty Legacy Foundation award for Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press).

As the OAH website explains, the award was "inspired by OAH President Darlene Clark Hine’s call in her 2002 OAH presidential address for more research on the origins of the civil rights movement in the period before 1954." It is given annually "to the author of the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present."

Congratulations to Professor Jones!