Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Historian Marla Miller Honored for Work on Betsy Ross

Praise for our UMass colleague Marla Miller's pioneering study, Betsy Ross and the Making of America, continues to mount.

Last month, the Philadelphia Enquirer featured Marla in a story on the Betsy Ross House in that city as well as a special exhibition based on her book,  "Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend," at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware.

That same week, the University of Massachusetts proudly announced:
The History Department's Marla Miller, author of "Betsy Ross and the Making of America," has received a $10,000 "Recognition of Excellence" prize as part of the 2010 Cundill Prize in History competition at McGill University, the world's richest historical literature prize.
Congratulations to one of our leading public historians.  Don't live in Amherst? You can watch her on Book TV here.

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