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Each year the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation funds up to eight research grants awarded to early career scholars. This year the awards committee nominated a full eight projects which the Foundation's board chose to fund. The recipients of the 2013 William Nelson Cromwell Foundation research grants are: 1. Michael Caires, PhD Candidate, History, Univ. of Virginia, "The Greenback Union: Creating the American Monetary Union in the Civil War and Reconstruction" 2. Sara Damiano, PhD Candidate, History, Johns Hopkins University, "Gender, Law, and the Culture of Credit in New England, 1730-1790" 3. Matthew Axtell, JD, Univ. of Virginia; PhD Candidate, History, Princeton University, “American Steamboat Gothic: Commercial Law, Mercantile Property, and Slavery's Liquidation in the Inland River West, 1818-1868" 4. Jeremy Kessler, JD, Yale University; PhD candidate, History, Yale, "The Civil Libertarian State: Conscription and Conscientious Objection in American Law, 1917- 1973" 5. Sarah Seo, JD, Columbia University; PhD Candidate, History, Princeton University, "The Fourth Amendment, Cars, and Freedom in Twentieth-Century America" 6. Michael Schoeppner, PhD, Univ. of Florida; former ACLS post-doctoral fellow, California Institute of Technology; Visiting Assistant Prof. of History, University of Maine, “Moral Contagions: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Quarantine in the Antebellum South" 7. Jameson R. Sweet, PhD Candidate, History, Univ. of Minnesota, "The Mixed- Blood Moment: Land, Indian Law, and Race among Dakota Mixed-Bloods in Nineteenth-Century Minnesota" 8. Kellen Funk, Joint candidate for the JD, Yale University, and PhD, Princeton University, "The Lawyers' Code: The Transformation of Legal Practice in Nineteenth- Century America" --