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    Honor Sachs

    Ph.D. in History - University of Wisconsin

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    Honor Sachs received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she specialized in the study of race, gender and legal culture in early America. Her forthcoming book, Chosen Land: The Legal Creation of White Manhood on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier explores the origins and legacies of legal ideas that shaped frontier expansion during the early decades of nationhood. In 2006, she became the Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University with the History Department and the Howard Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders. She has published articles on the relationships between law and history, gender and narrative, and archives and historical memory and has taught courses on constitutional and legal history at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Yale University. She is currently a research affiliate of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.

    Recent Publications

    Chosen Land: The Legal Creation of White Manhood on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

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