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The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic invite submissions for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize for 2014. The Prize will be awarded to an exceptional dissertation pertaining to the history of North America from 1776 to 1861. Within that period, the dissertation may treat virtually any aspect of history, including political, economic, social, or cultural history. Dissertations successfully defended in calendar years 2012 and 2013 are eligible. To submit a dissertation for consideration, please first send a one-page letter of inquiry accompanied by a brief prospectus (including chapter summaries), sample chapter, and current CV to: Robert Lockhart History Editor University of Pennsylvania Press 3905 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 The deadline for submission of preliminary materials is March 1, 2014. The prize committee will then invite finalists to send complete dissertations for consideration, and the winner will be announced at SHEAR's annual conference in July, where a workshop with the prize committee will also be held. The author will receive a publishing contract, and the manuscript will be published as a volume in the book series Early American Studies, cosponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Press. -- R. B. Bernstein * Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School * Adjunct Professor of Political Science and History, Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, City College of New York, CUNY * Moderator and Member of Editorial Board, H-LAW * Member, Board of Directors, American Society for Legal History (2011-2014) * Author, THOMAS JEFFERSON (Oxford, 2003; paperback, 2005) and THE FOUNDING FATHERS RECONSIDERED (Oxford, 2009; paperback, 2011) * email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com --