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Dr. Justin Pope, assistant professor of history and political science, has won The John M. Murrin Prize for the best essay published in Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal in 2017. His winning essay, “Inventing an Indian Slave Conspiracy on Nantucket, 1738,” was published in the Summer 2017 issue. The prize will be presented to Pope at a ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania in May.
The John M. Murrin Prize is awarded annually to the best essay published in Early American Studies. The award is named in honor of Murrin, a professor emeritus of history at Princeton University and active member of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.