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Book awards: David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History or Biography

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Notorious Woman : The Celebrated Case of Myra Clark Gaines by Elizabeth Urban Alexander2001
American Law in the Twentieth Century by Lawrence M. Friedmanco-winner, 2002
The Death Penalty: An American History by Stuart Bannerco-winner, 2002
Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution by Robert J. Cottrol2003
Fries's Rebellion: The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution by Paul Douglas NewmanHonorable Mention, 2004
Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court by John M. Ferren2004
Griswold v. Connecticut: Birth Control and the Constitutional Right of Privacy by John W. JohnsonHonorable Mention, 2005
To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance by Richard J. Ellis2005
Mapp V. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable Searches And Seizures (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) by Carolyn N. LongHonorable Mention, 2006
A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America by Saul Cornell2006
The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel V. Vitale Changed America by Bruce J. Dierenfield2007
Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent by Ernest Freeberg2008
The Treason Trials of Aaron Burr by Peter Charles HofferHonorable Mention, 2008
Fugitive Justice: Runaways, Rescuers, and Slavery on Trial by Steven LubetHonorable Mention, 2010
Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War by Stephen C. Neff2010
American Property: A History of How, Why, and What We Own by Stuart Bannerco-winner, 2011
Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America by Joanna L. Grossman2011
Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians by Samuel Walker2012
Obscenity Rules: Roth v. United States and the Long Struggle over Sexual Expression (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) by Whitney Strub2013
Who Freed the Slaves?: The Fight over the Thirteenth Amendment by Leonard L. Richards2015

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Award description

The David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History or Biography is awarded annually by the Langum Charitable Trust to the best university press book in American legal history or biography that is accessible to the educated general public, rooted in sound scholarship, and with themes that touch upon matters of general concern to the American public, past or present. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

There was no prize awarded in 2009.



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