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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Martha A. Sandweiss

Martha A. SandweissMartha A. Sandweiss is a professor of history at Princeton University. She is the author of Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception across the Color Line (2009), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Print the Legend: Photography and the American West (2002), winner of the OAH Ray Allen Billington Award and the William P. Clements Award; and numerous other books on American photography. She is also a coeditor of The Oxford History of the American West (1994), recipient of the Western Heritage Award and the Western History Association's Caughey Western History Prize. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Yale's Beinecke Library, and she consults broadly on issues relating to the use of visual images in historical research and teaching. She is currently directing a research project about Princeton and slavery, and is at work on a book about the many stories contained in a photograph made at Fort Laramie in 1868.

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