American Heritage, the venerable popular history magazine, recently published an excerpt from the introduction of Darkness Falls on the Land of Light as part of their special issue on the George Washington Prize. Check it out!
Earlier today, Darkness Falls on the Land of Light was selected as a finalist for the George Washington Prize. I'm thrilled and honored that my book was recognized alongside the publications of an exceptional cohort of early American historians, including Max Edelson (fellow VCEA member), Kevin Hayes, Eric Hinderaker, Jon Kukla (fellow member of the FLEA reading group), James Lewis, Jr., and Jennifer Van Horn (whose innovative material culture study, The Power of Objects, was also published by the Omohundro Institute/University of North Carolina Press). Looking forward to meeting up at Mount Vernon in May!