Laura F. Edwards receives new award for “Only the Clothes on Her Back”

Dec. 7, 2023

Laura F. Edwards (History) received the 2023 John Phillip Reid Book Award from the American Society for Legal History for her most recent book, “Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States” (Oxford University Press, 2022), which examines the history of the U.S. legal system through the lens of textiles and the people who used them. The prize is awarded annually and recognizes the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in a field related to Anglo-American legal history.