Canaday’s The Straight State wins Cromwell Book Prize!

Congratulations to Margot Canaday, whose book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America, has just been declared winner of the 2010 Cromwell Book Prize! This prize, given on the recommendation of the American Society for Legal History and funded by the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, recognizes and promotes new work by graduate students, law students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty not yet tenured, and annually awards $5,000 to the junior scholar best demonstrating excellence in scholarship in the field of American Legal History.

Canaday’s book has been heralded as a “pathbreaking, riveting historical study” by David A. J. Richards of Law and History Review, and “terrific, complex, highly original, revelatory book” by Nancy F. Cott, author of Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (among many other favorable reviews by scholars and critics). In addition to the Cromwell Book Prize, Canaday has been awarded four other prizes for The Straight State, including the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize from the American Studies Association, and the Organization of American Historians’ Ellis W. Hawley Prize. Great work, Margot!

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